[Mailman-Users] aol fyi

Conrad G T Yoder cgtyoder at alum.mit.edu
Thu Apr 24 21:13:33 CEST 2014

On Apr 24, 2014, at 12:22 PM, Al Black <al-black at telus.net> wrote:

> Hey gang,
> For all those keeping track on DMARC aol has changed its DMARC settings to reject:
> http://postmaster-blog.aol.com/2014/04/22/aol-mail-updates-dmarc-policy-to-reject/

I was exchanging some email with an AOL email admin contact I have, cc’ing the dmarc-help at teamaol.com email referenced in the blog, and ended up getting this msg:

> Hi Conrad,
> Thank you for your thoughts. Unfortunately we had to make that decision to curb the amount of spam mail out there. And I am certain that the industry is looking at this very carefully, including other mail providers. And I am sure that they might follow very soon. 
> This really means that we have to work together with those mailling list developers and they have to come up with solutions to deal with the new reality out there. 
> The IETF and MAAWG working groups are discussing that. You can find more information particularly about mailling lists here:http://dmarc.org/faq.html#s_3
> I encourage you to also share this with whoever is responsible for maintaining the mail solutions you are using.
> Thanks,
> Marcel Becker
> Director, AOL Mail

Mostly content-free but at least a response from a human.


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