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RE: AOL holes again.
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:email@example.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. > > > > >