[Mailman-Users] Re: AOL issue

Ed ed at easent.net
Wed Oct 29 20:01:08 CET 2003

We have had significant issues with AOL's new "filters".  These filters 
also seem to attack certain MIME configurations.  While we haven't had 
significant issues with Mailman per se, we have had with our web log 
reporting engine which builds all those lovely charts and graphs into a 
MIME encoded message which is large.  I'd be looking at those AOL filters 
as the culprit.

To fix Mailman you can probably strip MIME encoding from the messages and 
resolve the issue...  for now, until AOL adds some other moronic feature.


At 12:51 PM 10/29/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>Ryan wrote:
>>Has there been any resolution to the AOL mailer issue?
>      Is there an issue, and if so what is it?  I have setting that match 
> those which were reported to be a problem and mail goes to AOL just 
> fine.  I have several hundred AOL users receiving mail on a dozen lists, 
> and yet my AOL bounces for the last 48 hours are 9 - and I assume some of 
> those were one account bouncing two days running.
>      I also asked on one list if AOL members would let me know if they 
> were getting mail and how - and I got plenty of responses from both 
> single e-mail and digest users.  I'm not saying there is no problem but 
> it does no seem to be wide spread, and clearly it can be dealt with from 
> this side of AOL's iron curtain.
>      I have heard a rumour that AOL's new spam filters are rejecting mail 
> that has URLs as dotted quad addresses.  If your server is identifying 
> URLs this way it would be something to look into.
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