AOL Mail updates DMARC policy to 'reject'

joel jaeggli joelja at
Fri Apr 25 16:11:37 UTC 2014

On 4/25/14, 9:04 AM, Steven Saner wrote:
> On 04/25/2014 10:59 AM, Royce Williams wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 7:43 AM, Shrdlu <shrdlu at> wrote:
>>> On 4/25/2014 8:00 AM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
>>>> On Apr 23, 2014, at 12:45 AM, Grant Ridder<shortdudey123 at>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Thought i would throw this out there.
>>>> Curious I unleashed grep on a couple of mailing lists I operate.
>>>> I turned up one AOL address.
>>>> I'm not saying my data is representative of the Internet, but I
>>>> remember a time when they were 50% of the addresses on my mailing
>>>> lists.
>>> I doubt the largest list I manage is representative of anything beyond
>>> an insane asylum, but out of 900-950, there are SIX of those laying
>>> around. Those are all addresses receiving email (I looked at the logs,
>>> just to verify). You just never know.
>> Keep in mind that mailing list membership is heavily dependent on
>> demographics of their common interest.  Many mailing lists that folks
>> on this list run themselves are likely to be technical in nature, and
>> therefore less likely to have address.
>> On the other hand, I belong to a club for people who collect license
>> plates.  They tend to be older.  11% (320 of them) are active AOL
>> users.
>> Royce
> We run several mailing lists for customers. We frequently get feedback
> reports from AOL saying that the AOL user has flagged the message as
> spam. So, we remove said user from the list. They then complain that
> they have been removed and swear that they didn't do it. Anyone have a
> handle on what this is about?

It's a user interface problem. marked messages disappear. aol user
employees this in lieu of mailbox filtering.  it could have been fixed a
decade ago.

> Steve

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