This seems to be an issue with some Yahoo domains, but in particular with services
that make use of the
Trend Micro spam filter on their mail servers. The list
server is configured to automatically unsubscribe or stop mailing to accounts
that bounce too many times the LINGUIST List emails (LINGUIST and LINGLITE,
but also other lists that we host). This is crucial to avoid unnecessary
internet data traffic and also unnecessary data transmission costs to closed
accounts or non-responsive servers. New configurations of some Yahoo email
servers seem to cause problems to many mailing lists, even ours. Our list
server has been configured to fully comply with the Yahoo requirements and
specifications. If you are unsubscribed automatically, you will receive an
email about that. Either follow the instructions to subscribe again, or
consider changing the email service provider to avoid future automatic unsubscriptions.
If your IT-service (some Universities are affected) is a customer of
(your IT-team will know), they should urge them to remove the LINGUIST List
listserv from their “Bad” list. Their filters list our list server as “Bad”
(status Jan. and Feb. 2015), as you can see
We tried many times to
communicate with them to remove our server from this list, unfortunately
without success, not even with a single response to our request. They are
the only service that lists our server as spam or bad. IT-services that
make use of their technology will bounce emails from LINGUIST or LINGLITE
and the subscribers will be automatically removed from the subscription
list after a certain number of bounces. If this happens to you, contact
your IT-team at your institution and inform them about the situation.
Activate your account again with the list (by following the instructions
in the unsubscribe email notification, or by simply resubscribing again)
and consider changing the email service provider, if you get unsubscribed
again. We do not seem to have issues with any of the free or commercial
providers in general (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo at yahoo.com, hotmail.com etc.).
If you have problems with the described processes or any additional question
or issue, feel free to contact us.