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Re: aol rejects mailing lists?

  • From: Lucy E. Lynch
  • Date: Wed Jun 20 18:30:04 2001

All -

must be a .com thang - I manage over 700 lists as lists.uoregon.edu with a
fairly high number of aol.com subscriber addresses (mostly students) and
I'm not seeing any bounces - maybe they give .edu a free pass?

Lucy E. Lynch 				Academic User Services
Computing Center			University of Oregon
llynch@darkwing.uoregon.edu		(541) 346-1774

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Christopher A. Woodfield wrote:

>
> AOL is seriously cracking down on mailing lists, mainly because it's
> difficult to tell a mailing list from a spam run. This has been discussed
> on SPAM-L; AOL must "whitelist" your mailing list, and there's a long
> agreement that the admin has to sign before they'll do so. However, I have
> no clue who to contact at AOL that handles this; let me work some inside
> contacts and see if I can't find anything out.
>
> -Chris
>
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 01:19:40PM -0600, Aaron Dewell wrote:
> >
> >
> > One could assume that to cut down on spam, they are requiring the
> > RCPT to match either To or Cc in the body.  It might be a valid
> > strategy except that it breaks mailing lists and Bccs.  They might
> > be willing to pay that price, so you might be out of luck.
> >
> > Either that or they broke something.  :)
> >
> > Aaron
> >
> > On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
> > > Hey guys,
> > >
> > > I've noticed on one of the mailing lists that I'm running that AOL has just
> > > started bouncing email (like literally a few minutes ago) sent to subscribers
> > > of the list.  Email does get delivered properly when sent directly to the
> > > subscribers.  If the mail gets delivered thru the list, it's rejected with a
> > > 550 MAILBOX NOT FOUND which is bogus.
> > >
> > > Anyone encountered this before?  How do I get them to stop this nonsense?
> > > Help?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Chris
> >
>
> --
> ---------------------------
> Christopher A. Woodfield		rekoil@semihuman.com
>
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