[unisog] AOL and forwarding

Daniel Feenberg feenberg at nber.org
Fri Oct 7 18:02:41 GMT 2005



On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Joseph Brennan wrote:

> 
> We've had a few of these in recent months:
> 
> 
> 
> From: postmaster at aol.com
> Subject: AOL email concerns for columbia.edu
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> 
> Dear columbia.edu,
> 
> You are receiving this message via our automated "Report Card" process 
> (which helps analyze AOL's
> Internet inbound mail) because our available data indicate that 
> columbia.edu has risen above the acceptable
> threshold for complaints:
> 
> *Complaint rate: 0.49%
> 
> ...
> 
> We get the SComp reports, and almost all of the complaints are about
> mail from outside the university, forwarded by our users to their aol
> address.
> 
> ...

What do you do with the SComp reports? Do you stop forwarding for that
individual? I would have thought that was the first thing to try. Isn't
forwarding rather less important than direct email? 


> 
> Joseph Brennan
> Columbia University Information Technology
> 

Daniel Feenberg
feenberg at nber.org




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