AOL Lameness

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Mon Oct 2 18:30:08 UTC 2006

On Mon, 02 Oct 2006 10:35:55 PDT, Mike Lyon said:
> 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:

Postings on spam-l indicate that AOL had some broken filters that improperly
identified URLS - the intent was to catch URLs of the form
http://2993432234133/some/path/here, but it was also catching some/123423433/here
as well. Whoops.  AOL has backed the filter out.
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