AOL Mail updates DMARC policy to 'reject'

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Fri Apr 25 17:35:53 UTC 2014

Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Steven Saner <ssaner at> said:
>> 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?
> That has been a problem basically as long as AOL has had the feedback
> loop.  The theory is that some AOL users use "This is spam" as a delete
> button; apparently at one point the buttons were right next to each
> other (making it an easy accident).

I still see this one, both accidentally and intentionally (I'm not 
interested in this topic, so it's spam.)

Most of the lists I run are small - parent-teacher organizations, 
churches, and such - and I generally warn people about hitting the spam 
button, then I drop them if they do it again.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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