[Mailman-Users] AOL and spam reports
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Sun Nov 9 15:45:36 CET 2003
M Ondercin wrote:
> At 10:25 PM 11/4/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>> If you really have to deal with this, then send a final notice
>> that all AOL users will be set to nomail and must set themselves back
>> if they want to be on the list. Include directions for resetting from
>> Nomail. Send the message, generate a digest, then change all the AOL
>> It's that or unsub the lot of them.
I've just hacked a little python script to set all AOL addresses to
nomail. And send each of them a seperate explanation message on how to
re-enable their subscription. If any of them DARES to report that
message as spam too, they'll be banned for lifetime (I included their
email in the To: and Subject header :) ).
BTW about the AOL whitelisting: I just heard my ISP has made a deal with
AOL to whitelist their servers... however I think he had to sign some
sort of contract with AOL. and it wasn't easy to do.
> But since that wasn't a viable option, I waited until I recieved
> the next set of 554 bounces and called AOL's Postmaster number
> 1-888-212-5537, since we'd never gotten any info back from the email
> addresses on http://postmaster.info.aol.com/ or been able to find the
> error on those pages.
> The error is: (reason: 554 TRANSACTION FAILED 554 AOL will not accept
> delivery of this message)
> The 554 error is a new one, they don't even have much info on it
> in their help resources. They ran our site through their test
> procedures and verified that we weren't blacklisted, and that we weren't
> an open relay and etc. The current fix that they are offering is to
> whitelist your site (take all the contact info and such), so they can
> work with you on the problem directly when it comes up.
> The tech I talked to couldn't find a reason why the messages
> were being bounced. Especially since there is no pattern to the
> bouncing as far as mime/no mime, attachment/no attachment VERP/no
> VERP. It's been completely random.
> Since I haven't been able to find anything specific on this in
> the FAQ's or Archives, I thought I'd share what little we've been able
> to find out on this problem.
> M Ondercin.
> M. Ondercin
> moochie at ondercin.com
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