Re: OT: AOL filters

2004-10-19 13:10:48
ddewey(_at_)cyberthugs(_dot_)com wrote:
Quoting Tom Patterson (pattersontom(_at_)earthlink(_dot_)net):
I have been experiencing delivery problems with a mailing list
digest for those on the list using AOL.  Below is the information
which I received concerning the problem.  Has anyone else found a
solution to the difficulty?

Use SPF on your outgoing mail server, and sign up to be whitelisted
at AOL. This will include setting up a 'feedback loop' so that
complaints from AOL members can be routed to you for removal.

I have done this and have experienced no difficulties in delivering
mail to AOL since.

Hmm..  Off topic or not, I for one find this interesting, and I hope
that others do as well.

A first observation is that nothing about SPF or AOL's whitelist was
mentioned in the information that Tom posted.

Then I can't help making a reflection: If I run a mailing list, and one
or more with AOL addresses subscribe, I feel it's not right that *I* am
the one who need to do stuff in order for the list messages to be
delivered. Wouldn't it be much more reasonable that the AOL address
holders were required do whichever "whitelisting" measures are needed?

Something must be wrong. Or have I misunderstood it all?

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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