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RE: AOL holes again.

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Tue Mar 20 17:11:07 2001

How many businesses use AOL?
Most AOLers are consumers and their kids. They don't have the same service
expectations.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: M. David Leonard [mailto:mdl@equinox.shaysnet.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:42 PM
> 
> Peter-
> 
> 	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
> 					ShaysNet
> 
> 
> 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.
> > > 
> > > http://members.aol.com/adamkb/aol/mailfaq/dropped-mail.html#lists
> > 
> > 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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