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Subject: Re: AOL and odd Reply-to
From: Adam Bailey <adamb @ lull . org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 02:43:16 -0500
To: list-managers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: <20020719052004 . 08B97195FBB @ mycroft . greatcircle . com>
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On Thu, 18 Jul 2002 19:58:28 -0400, Nick Simicich <njs @
 scifi .
 squawk .
 com>
wrote:
> 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?

Not with a list name, but yes. With and without a multiple reply-to.

-- 
Adam Bailey    | Chicago, Illinois
adamb @
 lull .
 org | Finger/Web for PGP
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 aol .
 com | http://www.lull.org/adam/




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