Yahoo Is Worst When It Comes To Censoring Your Email
Yahoo with its PUPs toolbar and other questionable products and business practices, is also the worst -by far – when it comes to delivering email addressed to you. Unlike other providers who may send certain email to a junk or spam folder, so the recipient can make the final determination whether or not the mail is wanted or unwanted mail, Yahoo summarily deletes mail it doesn’t want you to have. Who knows what reasons Yahoo has for censoring your mail? The don’t have any set guidelines – they can summarily censor anyone, any company, any domain they like.
Their lack of transparency when it comes to how and why the censor your email makes us wonder whether they use it as a tool to keep you from receiving email they don’t want you to receive. Everyone knows Yahoo has had their struggles – do they block email from competing companies? Do they block email from long-time critics like us?
Well, here is the latest delivery report for our Cloudeight Information Avenue newsletter. Tell us what you think?
If you look at the chart above you’ll see that, of the major Web Mail services, only 14% of Yahoo recipients actually received our newsletter, where as 99% or more of Hotmail, Gmail, Comcast and MSN subscribers received our newsletter this past Friday.
If you’re still using Yahoo Mail, please reconsider. While the above chart only shows the delivery rate for our last newsletter (and this is a typical Yahoo delivery rate for the last six months for our newsletter) it is not a huge leap of logic to conclude that Yahoo doesn’t deliver all of they mail addressed to you. They, not you, decide what mail you will receive and what mail you will not receive – and that, friends, is called censorship.
One thing for sure, if you’re using Yahoo Mail you’re not getting all of your email.