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Subject: Re: Check out AOL Users Missing Email??
From: Bob Bish <bobbish @ earthlink . net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:09:39 -0700
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
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AOL has a program which detects volumes of mail coming into AOL from any single source, assumes it is spam, black-holes it (deletes it so it is not delivered, bounced or retrieveable) and blacklists the sender's IP address. They could not care less whether or not it actually IS spam. This could happen to any mailing list at any time. This has been going on for years and they have never made any kind of exception for mailing lists. To get un-blacklisted, their legal dept. wants one to sign one's life away. See:

http://www.mailinglists.org/aol/

which contains the actual document from AOL's legal staff. Read it. It is absurd. Just one example:


15.  AOL reserves the right to discontinue delivery of mail from an internet
        sender for any reason or no reason whatsoever.


...Bob


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