Yahoo to block MyDoom mails

Yahoo has announced it will reject e-mails suspected to be sent by MyDoom virus.

Yahoo has announced it will reject e-mails with certain subject lines to combat delays incurred due to the massive e-mail traffic caused by MyDoom virus.

In an advisory to Yahoo Groups members, the company said it would be rejecting e-mails based on a Symantec security advisory on the MyDoom worm.

"Due to a recent outbreak of computer viruses being transmitted via e-mail messages, Yahoo! Groups is experiencing delays in delivering group messages," read the advisory. "To improve performance, and to help reduce the spread of viruses, Yahoo! Groups has decided to temporarily reject some messages."

According to the advisory, the blocking of selected e-mails is only a temporary measure and message delivery will be restored to normal as soon as possible.

Yahoo Groups will reject messages with the following subject lines: test, hi, hello, Mail Delivery System, Mail Transaction Failed, Server Report, Status Error.

Yahoo was unable to comment prior to the publication of this article.