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Re: Are AOL's MXs mass rejecting anyone else's emails?
On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 07:59, Christopher X. Candreva wrote: > On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Jon Lewis wrote: > > > Any network that doesn't already have it, I highly recommend signing up > > for AOL's feedback loop (aka scomp reports) at > > http://postmaster.aol.com/tools/fbl.html. This will give you a sort of > > early warning system notifying you of spam issues on your network. > > And you will also get random emails that your users have sent to AOL users, > who then click on "Report as spam" seemingly at random. > > I've received Spam reports on e-mail asking when someone's kids should be > picked up at school, giving directions for a job interview, CONGRATULATING > that same person on being accepted for the job, and in once case received > a 'spam complaint' on every mail my user sent as part of a conversation. > > As in, the AOL user replied, then clicked "Report as spam". He received a > reply to his reply, replied, and Reported as Spam. This was not a "Stop > e-mailing me" conversation. It was a perfectly normal conversation between > two people. > > Then there are the people who have mail forwarded from here to their AOL > account, and can't get it through their thick skulls that "Report as spam" > isn't doing a damn thin in this case. thats because they think report as spam is the same as delete. they dont want the email anymore so lets click report as spam > > Grrrr. > > So it's a nice idea -- but IMHO fails in practice. > > ========================================================== > Chris Candreva -- chris@xxxxxxxxxxx -- (914) 967-7816 > WestNet Internet Services of Westchester > http://www.westnet.com/ Thornton Cierra Group www.cierragroup.com Efficient Licensing and Consulting