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Damn AOL

OK, on my Dada/Mojo powered nightly-mailings, I have about 10 people that are using AOL or Netscape.net (out of the 50 or so on my mailing list). Well, apparently AOL thinks I send those people too many e-mails and am spamming (despite the fact that I have another Dada install that send a mailing to about 150 AOLers, and it's not banned). Note that if I were still using Bloglet, I would've never got these bounces back to see what was going on, but here are the bounces I got back:

SMTP error from remote mailer after initial connection:
host mailin-03.mx.aol.com []: 554-(RLY:B1) The information presently available to AOL indicates this
554-server is generating high volumes of member complaints from AOL's
554-member base. Based on AOL's Unsolicited Bulk E-mail policy at
554-http://www.aol.com/info/bulkemail.html AOL may not accept further
554-e-mail transactions from this server or domain. For more information,
554 please visit http://postmaster.info.aol.com.
I'm sending two messages per second, using the SMTP settings in Dada, and that's hardly bulldozing the server. And my domain/IP isn't blacklisted so why on earth is this happening?

Regardless, my Web host's abuse department is looking into it. Does anybody out there have an AOL account (that they want to admit to ;-)) that I can email from this domain to see if it gets bounced?

So if you're on my mailing list, and are using AOL or Netscape.net (two very poor choices, in my opinion), you're probably not going to get it. Understand, folks, that if you get your Internet access from those folks, you don't have to use them for e-mail. Yahoo! Mail has always been pretty good to me as an extra account, but there are dozens that are better than AOL, that's for sure.

Posted by Jake on 01/01/04 @ 11:29 AM
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