my yahoo emails are taking a very long time to arrive

Discussion in 'Help Desk' started by maid in nj, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. maid in nj

    maid in nj New Email

    Feb 19, 2014
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    why do my emails take many hours to arrive? my boss emailed me and it took over 12 hours to get to me after it was sent. why is the email lag so bad?

  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Try checking the Yahoo full email headers.

    Those can be copy & pasted here if you want help looking at them.

    There are a variety of reasons why you may not have received the email quickly.

    It could have been stuck in your bosses outbox.

    The mail server your boss uses for sending email might have been temporarily rate limited with 4xx errors by the Yahoo mail servers.

    The Yahoo mail servers themselves might have experienced a problem.

    :welcome: to Email Questions!

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