AOL still sucks

By | Friday, March 5, 2004 at 6:19 am

In case there’s some of you haven’t noticed yet…AOL STILL SUCKS. Now I’m getting a message from them when I post to my blog, which sends a message to all users in my mailing list. The AOL addresses all seem to get rejected now, and I get this from AOL:

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

username1removed@aol.com
SMTP error from remote mailer after initial connection:
host mailin-02.mx.aol.com [64.12.137.121]: 554-(RLY:B1) The information presently available to AOL indicates this
554-server is generating high volumes of member complaints from AOL’s
554-member base. Based on AOL’s Unsolicited Bulk E-mail policy at
554-http://www.aol.com/info/bulkemail.html AOL may not accept further
554-e-mail transactions from this server or domain. For more information,
554 please visit http://postmaster.info.aol.com.

username2removed@aol.com
SMTP error from remote mailer after initial connection:
host mailin-02.mx.aol.com [64.12.137.121]: 554-(RLY:B1) The information presently available to AOL indicates this
554-server is generating high volumes of member complaints from AOL’s
554-member base. Based on AOL’s Unsolicited Bulk E-mail policy at
554-http://www.aol.com/info/bulkemail.html AOL may not accept further
554-e-mail transactions from this server or domain. For more information,
554 please visit http://postmaster.info.aol.com.

This really ticks me off that AOL can just block whatever mail it wants based on when a few users bitch to them about spam. Tell them to get a SPAM FILTER for goodness sake! Geez! Or don’t those work with AOL?? I talked to all of the AOL users in question, and absolutely NONE of them complained to AOL about spam coming from my server. (I removed their addresses from the pasted message above to maintain their privacy). This is really rediculous!! HOW CAN AN ISP BLOCK LEGITIMATE E-MAIL YOU WANT (OR NEED) TO RECEIVE ON IT’S OWN!?! How many other hundreds of thousands of VALID e-mails are they rejecting to supposedly support their complaining customers?? Well, THIS aught to get them MORE users complaining even MORE! Way to go, AOL!

One more interesting thing too–The link to AOL’s Unsolicited Bulk E-Mail Policy doesn’t even work for me! It redirects itself to AOL’s home page. So I am unable to even get more information from them. Another “atta boy” for AOL. Wake up, people. Get a REAL ISP and regain control of your e-mail. Big Brother should not be controlling what you receive and don’t recieve!! AOL is for those not mature enough to manage their own e-mail. In other words, AOL IS FOR KIDS.