AOL 421 errors

Matt Ghali matt at
Thu May 4 17:44:51 UTC 2006

Don't barrage them with bogus joejob bounce notifications?
IIRC that is a feature of your mail configuration down there.


On Wed, 3 May 2006, Matthew Black wrote:

> We've noticed a surge in 421 e-mail errors from AOL.
> Message soft bounced for '', '4.3.2 - Not accepting messages at 
> this time ('421', [': (DYN:T1) 
> AVAILABLE']) []'
> It seems as though they've tightened down their policies.
> We're pretty good at preventing spam with our IronPort
> anti-spam gateways and internal policies.
> We've also subscribed to their FBL notification service.
> I'm surprised at the types of messages AOL customers consider
> as spam. Anything and everything: university admission acceptance
> notices; instructor class assignments; photos from friends; etc.
> matthew black
> california state university, long beach

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