[Mailman-Users] Redirect AOL subscribers

Paul H Byerly paul at thcwd.com
Wed Jul 2 19:44:50 CEST 2003

Ed Leafe wrote:
>         I'm currently running a few lists with Mailman, and it's been 
> working
>great. One problem has popped up, though: AOL now blocks *all* email
>coming from servers with RoadRunner IP addresses. Their rationale is
>that it is necessary to block the inflow of spam.

      This is not accurate, at least not for all RR IPs.  I use RoadRunner 
for high speed connection, and have an AOL dial up I use while 
traveling.  I just sent mail from the RR account to the AOL account and it 
went right through with the RR IP number.

      Doing some digging I found that AOL now has extensive spam 
filtering.  From the main mail box page click the "Mail Options" menu 
button at the top, then select "Block Unwanted Mail".  You can then accept 
all mail, reject all mail, or customize.  If you choose to customize you 
can white and black list anything you want.
      Of course the average AOL user doesn't have a clue, doesn't want a 
clue, and would not know a clue if it crawled up their leg and bit them, so 
getting them to fix it may be a bit of a challenge.  Maybe you can get one 
of the more net savvy AOL users write a how to for you.

<>< Paul, who still find AOHell the best way to get on-line from 
Nowhereville or Podunk USA. 

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