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Re: AOL holes again.

  • From: M. David Leonard
  • Date: Tue Mar 20 16:44:03 2001


	This is nothing new - AOL was silently discarding e-mail a year 
ago.  What's worse, when I contacted them I was told that they have an 
automated system *which does NOT generate reports for the human 
postmasters* so the staff does not know what domains are being blackholed 
without grepping through the logs on scores of SMTP servers.  I find it 
difficult to believe that anyone could run a business like that but, hey, 
they seem to have a lot of customers who either don't care if e-mail gets 
through or don't know how much AOL loses for them.

					David Leonard

On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Peter van Dijk wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 01:36:02PM -0500, ken harris. wrote:
> > >If the MSNBC article is anywhere near correct (yeah, a big assumption) then
> > >what AOL was doing was black-holing any "high-volume" source.  While that
> > >is a noble goal, the fact that any mailing list would fall into that
> > >category is pretty lame.
> > 
> >
> This basically means AOL is violating the very spirit of SMTP - you
> say '250 message accepted', and you deliver it to all recipients you
> specified acceptance for, or produce bounces.
> Greetz, Peter.

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