Ignore me, AOL's fine(ish). It wasn't our server but AOL appear to barf
on broken MIME headers....
Alan Thew alan .
Computing Services,University of Liverpool Fax: +44 151 794-4442
On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, Paul Haas wrote:
>I've had second hand experience with one of the AOL spam filters. I don't
>want to publish "how to avoid AOL spam filters" to list-managers list,
>unless its a filter that would tend to affect many legit lists. I imagine
>that Alan hit some other filter rule.
>As Chuq pointed out, if the AOL filters hit many lists, we would have
>heard about it.
>On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
>> At 3:10 PM +0000 1/27/99, Alan Thew wrote:
>> > I assume that you are suggesting that it's `my fault' ...
>> Nope. Only pointing out that I'm not having any problems, and I'm a
>> high-volume deliverer to AOL.
>> But, IMHO, if problems to AOL were fairly generic, there'd be lots of
>> complaints to the list managers lists about them, because it IS a
>> place where lots of subscriptions come from.
>A friend ran into an AOL email eating problem. An AOL Postmaster
>eventually described the rule that caused the problem. He sent his
>newsletter to many recipients with the To: line pointing back to himself.
>So From:, From and To: were all the same address. All the AOL recipients
>were Bcc:'d. Addressing the email to someone else fixed the problem.
>I personally have had no problems, he just cc:'d me on some of the stuff
>tracking the problem down. He was not using any sort of formal mailing
>list package. I guess he accidentally ended up using a scheme similar to
>what many spammers use. Looking at the spam in my inbox, I did see some
>SPAM that would have been eliminated and no legit messages.