[unisog] AOL and forwarding

Christopher A Bongaarts cab at tc.umn.edu
Fri Oct 7 18:41:01 GMT 2005


In the immortal words of Dave Dittrich:

> Your problem may be with spambots.  Programs like Agobot/Phatbot have

Another possible source of issues: AOL has blocked or delayed (4xx)
our outgoing mail servers three times now in the last 6 weeks, despite
having the scomp feedback loop set up, because of a surge of spam
complaints from their users.  In each case, it was a web form-mail
script on a server that relayed through ours that spammers had started
to abuse.  After shutting down the offending scripts, mail began to
flow the next day.

Best bet: check outbound mail logs and see if there's anything
suspicious...

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