[Mailman-Users] Recent AOL thread

Brad Knowles 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.

>                                                                  With
>  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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