[unisog] AOL and forwarding

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Fri Oct 7 15:34:25 GMT 2005



--On Friday, October 7, 2005 10:09 -0500 "Lanham, Sean" <slanham at uta.edu> 
wrote:

> If you receive these types of emails, I strongly suggest that you track
> down the problem and resolve it. AOL will blacklist your email server if
> the complaint rate gets beyond an acceptable level. However, they will
> not tell you what that level is or how they come to calculate it. We
> have had servers blacklisted for a complaint level of 2.1%. You can
> eventually get it removed and white listed but it took us weeks to get
> them to complete the request.


We know what the "problem" is.  Some of our users forward mail to
their aol addresses.

Is the solution to ban forwarding to AOL?  Is that what uta.edu does?


Joseph Brennan
Columbia University Information Technology



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