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Re: Question concerning authoritative bodies.
We just had this same exact thing happen to us, but not by AOL, by Comcast. We have alot of aliases pointing to Comcast email addresses, so my best guess is that one or more of them had enough spam or spam bounces going to them to trigger something. Nobody there could tell me exactly what happened, but after a bunch of calls, the delisted our mail server about 3 days later. In the mean time, we just routed the mail going to comcast through another server. On Sun, 9 Mar 2003 email@example.com wrote: > > On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, E.B. Dreger wrote: > > > > In AOL's case, they couldn't even tell us why our mail was > > > being rejected or our connections to their MX's blocked and I > > > had to wait a week for their postmaster dept. to get to my > > > ticket and return my call to fill me in on what was going on. > > > > Ewwww. Much better to put a semi-descriptive code in the 5.x.x > > and give a contact phone number and/or off-net email box. > > There was a multiline message (when our connections weren't just refused > or immediately closed). > > 550-The information presently available to AOL indicates that your server > 550-is being used to transmit unsolicited bulk e-mail to AOL. Based on AOL's > 550-Unsolicited Bulk E-mail policy at http://www.aol.com/info/bulkemail.html > 550-AOL cannot accept further e-mail transactions from your server or your > 550-domain. Please have your ISP/ASP contact AOL to resolve the issue at > 550 703.265.4670. > > Trouble was, the people at 703.265.4670 can't help you. They just take > your name, number, and some other basic info, and open a ticket that the > postmaster group will "get to eventually". > > On the affected system, I ended up changing the source IP for talking to > AOL's servers. > > > True. It cracks me up when someone complains about being on > > Selwerd XBL. > > xbl.selwerd.cx might be useful for a few points in a spamassassin setup. > I don't use it. > > firstname.lastname@example.org implied that some of the other DNSBLs include selwerd. I'm > not aware of any, but I'm sure there are lots of DNSBLs I've never heard > of and know nothing about. > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Jon Lewis *email@example.com*| I route > System Administrator | therefore you are > Atlantic Net | > _________ http://www.lewis.org/~jlewis/pgp for PGP public key_________ > > > James Smallacombe PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor firstname.lastname@example.org http://3.am =========================================================================