HostGator Yahoo Blacklist issue is several years old. Though majority of the issues are sorted out via CEO level interactions between HostGator and Yahoo, the problem still occurs sporadically for certain HostGator accounts.
When you try to send mails to a Yahoo email address via the HostGator SMTP server the mail bounces with a one of the standard error messages. However, there is absolutely no issue with sending mails to gMail, Hotmail etc.
HostGator Yahoo Mail Issue Solution
This problem happens because Yahoo had blacklisted a number of HostGator servers due to spam issues. The solution to the problem is to get this ban lifted by Yahoo via the following steps:
In addition to the HostGator Webmail clients, you may access your domain emails (address@YourDomainName.com) from email clients such as Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, iPhone or other mobile mail clients.
HostGator Mail Server
The incoming and outgoing mail servers (POP and SMTP) to be used for setting up one of the email clients mentioned above are the same and that is:
(Just replace YourDomainName.com with your actual domain name)
You can easily setup email accounts for your domains hosted under HostGator using the following simple steps.
cPanel Email accounts Setup
- Login to your HostGator cPanel. If you don’t know how to do it, please read our article on HostGator cPanel Login
- Click on the “Email Accounts” icon in the “Mail” section (Refer to Picture 1 below)
- Now select the domain name (if you have more than one domain hosted, that is) from the drop box, next type in an email account name, choose a password and verify it again. Next, you have to select the mailbox quota for this particular email account and hit “Create Account“. You are done! (Refer to Picture 2)
- You can now access cPanel webmail. To set up your HostGator domain email accounts for mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook or Eudora, please refer to the Related Articles section.