[Mailman-Users] Recent AOL thread
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Oct 21 10:22:21 CEST 2004
At 10:07 PM -0500 2004-10-20, texas critter wrote:
> But the same error message over multiple mailings for *all* AOL list
> members over a week or more would indicate that it is correct.
Maybe. Remember that I used to work there.
> shared hosting, it's generally true, even of webhosts that don't want
> to host spammers, they often don't pay enough attention to their
> resellers' customers and will end up hosting spammers who get the
> server's IP address blacklisted.
That's certainly true enough.
> Absolutely! And anyone who's looking to sign up with a webhost should
> find out their IP ranges and check them *before* signing up.
To the degree that this is possible, yes. One useful criteria in
choosing a hosting provider would be whether or not they have signed
up for the feedback loop service from AOL, and can give you a summary
of recent reports.
> I also
> recommend that anyone with a dedicated server sign up for the feedback
> loop as well.
Unfortunately, that's only something you can do after-the-fact,
at which point it may be too late.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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