[Mailman-Developers] Reasons why personalization of the To/From are a bad idea...

Marc MERLIN marc_news@merlins.org
Sat Nov 16 06:20:39 2002

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 02:06:38PM -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:
> > 3) I can't prove this, but... Since I went to To/From header
> > personalization, I've started getting complaints about mail not
> > getting to AOL users. 
> Yeah, this is not terribly surprising.  I suspect you're running afoul
> of their SPAM filters and Mailman's new header personalisation is
> hitting a corner case in their dupe filters (personally addressed now
> being common).

AOL is doing  very stupid things with blocking. They take  your mail and
drop it  on the  floor, you'll  never get any  indication that  they did

For that matter, they blocked google.com  (where I work now) for 2 weeks
and independantly Emailed us to complain that we weren't answering their
business Emails (answers that they were dropping on the floor)...

You have to call  them to get that fixed, they  are reasonably good once
you get them  on the phone. In our case (and  probably all/most others),
they never told  us why we had  been blocked in the  first place, except
that they had fixed it.

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