[svlug] Sendmail/Postfix Problem

Karl Larsen k5di at msn.com
Sun Aug 10 15:51:42 PDT 2003

	Hi Bill, both the date it happened and what happened is about 
right for my problem. I AM using a DSL modem and if AOL is using that to 
kill my messages then they must be doing it to their own customers! I 
know of 3 AOL users with DSL modems from Qwest. I will try to reach 
someone at AOL who is technical...:-)

On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, Bill Selmeier wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, Karl Larsen wrote:
> [snipped]
> >
> > 	The second has to do with AOL.COM. For some reason their spam
> > filters think my messages are spam and destroy them. If you look at the
> > whole message I send out it is a little odd. My messages are handled by
> > bucket.dog, localhost, and others before it gets out to the Internet.
> > This seems to confuse AOL. Does anyone know how to fix this?
> >
> Yes, on May 31st 4:30pm EDT, AOL introduced an additional (in their mind)
> protection against SPAM.  AOL presumes that any MTA whose reverse DNS
> indicates it is on DSL or a cable modem, is not a professional operation
> and a likely source of spam.  They should have provided an area code 703
> number to call for information.  My guess is that your sendmail is the MTA
> of record and the reverse DNS shows something with adsl, dsl, attbi or
> other cable related.  The solution is to take control of your reverse DNS
> and tie it to a domain at your site.
> I run about 10 mail lists and all of them broke at 1:30pm PDT on May 31st.
> Given I was working through PacBell and the necessary department doesn't
> do weekends, I finally met AOL's new requirements at 2 pm on Monday.  Mail
> was sporadic for the next three days.  There must be something in their
> filters that needs to clear out.
> Hope this helps.
> Bill

               - Karl Larsen k5di Las Cruces,NM Az ScQRPions -

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