AOL Lameness

Steve Atkins steve at blighty.com
Mon Oct 2 17:52:28 UTC 2006


On Oct 2, 2006, at 10:35 AM, Mike Lyon wrote:

>
> Is anyone else noticing new AOL lameness that when you send an e-mail
> to an AOL user and if the e-mail has a URL in it but the reverse
> lookup of that url doesn't come back to that domain name that AOL's
> postmaster rejects it and gives you this URL:
> http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/554hvuip.html
>
> This has to be new policty for them because it never rejected them  
> before...

That seems pretty unlikely (as it would break every email mentioning a
virtual hosted website), and the URL you link to says nothing of
the sort (it says "Don't use dotted-quads in URLs unless you want to
look like Atriks, doofus.").

Do you have some data suggesting that this is actually happening?

Cheers,
   Steve




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