[Mailman-Users] AOL Issues

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Thu Mar 24 01:16:25 CET 2005

On 3/23/05 1:59 PM, Dave Dewey at ddewey at cyberthugs.com wrote:

> Quoting Heather Madrone (heather at madrone.com):
>> This has been happening on and off for some time.  There's no good
>> way to tell which address is reporting the list as spam (AOL certainly
>> won't tell you), so it cannot be easily removed.
> Actually there is.  If you use VERP and setup a feedback loop through AOL,
> the complainer's email address is included in the complaint sent back to you
> through the loop.

That's what I do. Prior to turning on VERP for every message (originally I
had it set to VERP every tenth message), I had a couple reported as SPAM but
without VERP, the feedback loop is not much help.

So now everything is VERP'd plus there's a message at the bottom that says
"Attention AOL users: You have voluntarily subscribed to this list. If you
report this message as spam, you will be unsubscribed and banned from this
server." While it hasn't happened since, if one does get reported as spam, I
do mean it about banning them from the server. Right into my Postfix
sender_checks they will go.

-- Larry Stone
   larry at stonejongleux.com

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