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Subject: Re: AOL and odd Reply-to
From: Nick Simicich <njs @ scifi . squawk . com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 19:58:28 -0400
To: list-managers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: <B95CB194 . B806%adamb @ lull . org>
References: <20020716210657 . 18C861960A6 @ mycroft . greatcircle . com>

At 06:01 PM 2002-07-18 -0500, Adam Bailey wrote:
On Tue, 16 Jul 2002 16:18:26 -0400, Nick Simicich <njs @
scifi .
squawk .
com>
wrote:

> The symptom was that AOL users were not getting postings from other AOL
> users.  Non-AOL users were getting all postings.
>
> The problem turned out to be that they had an odd reply-to munging:
>
> Reply-to:  listname @
listdomain, posting-user @
example .
com
>
> When the message was actually posted by an AOL user, this read:
>
> Reply-to: listname @
listdomain, example @
aol .
com
>
> And AOL would decide that the message was bogus and drop it on the
> floor.  I can sort of see why. :-)

I cannot duplicate this problem in normal mail. The list software may be
adding some other element.

Did the mail have a From: example @
aol .
com but a sender and a mail-from of listname @
listdomain?


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scifi .
squawk .
com




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