Starsong (starsongky) wrote,

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Thank you so much, Yahoo!

I've had a paid email account with Yahoo for a couple of
years now, and for the most part I've been very happy with
it. About six months ago I was exploring some of the
features and figured out I could use Yahoo's calendar to
keep track of which bills were due when, and for how much.
I even set it up to email me reminders five days and two
days before the due date.

Good thing I'm paranoid and make a habit of checking that
calendar every payday, and making sure everything due
before my next check gets taken care of, since I haven't
been getting my email reminders for a month or two now. I
clicked on a folder by mistake today and finally spotted
the problem.

Yahoo's anti-spam filter has decided that its own
user-created calendar reminders are junk mail and has been
dumping them into my bulk mail folder. I had over 5800
messages in there - it auto-purges anything older than 30
days and it's been light lately. Fortunately Reminders'
subjects get tagged with a little yellow bell icon so I
could spot them on a quick skim-through in 200-message
batches, read each reminder and click the "Not Spam" button
to report the false positives.

Hopefully the spam filter will figure out it needs to let
my bill reminders through now. I really don't want to use
up one of my personal filter slots to fix a system bug, and
I sure as Hell don't want to end up with an overdue bill
because Yahoo can't get their act together, Gorrammit!

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