[Mailman-Users] Re: AOL issue

Will Froning wfroning at pacific.edu
Wed Oct 29 20:33:19 CET 2003

Just saw this today.  May not be related, but still something to be aware of.

220-America Online (AOL) and its affiliated companies do not
220-     authorize the use of its proprietary computers and computer
220-     networks to accept, transmit, or distribute unsolicited bulk
220-     e-mail sent from the internet.  Effective immediately:  AOL 
220-     may no longer accept connections from IP addresses which 
220      have no reverse-DNS (PTR record) assigned.


On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 14:06:04 -0500
mailman-users-request at python.org wrote:

> From: Paul H Byerly <paul at thcwd.com>
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Re: AOL issue
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:51:21 -0600
> 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.
> <>< Paul 

Will Froning
Unix Sys. Admin.
wfroning at pacific.edu

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