WAS :Security question regarding root email : AOL Blocking Reporters

Chris Wright linux-list at cwic-solutions.co.uk
Mon Jan 2 20:07:13 UTC 2006

Just for information...

I emailed AOL support about this when it first happened before I realised
what the problem was.
To my amazement, I received a reply back saying that AOL does not accept
mail from hosts that report SPAM.

I use SPAMCOP and have a sent a few reports about valid SPAM from a few of
their users.

I can't send email to any AOL uses using the domain that SPAMCOP gets report

Not that AOL has ever been on my favourites list, but they've gone on all of
my black lists now.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of James Kosin
> Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 3:16 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Security question regarding root email
> Charles Howse wrote:
> >>Thank you very, very much. I will be reading TFM a good 
> deal this evening.
> > 
> > 
> > BTW, I keep getting an email from:
> > AntiSpam UOL <petsupermarket.sspam at uol.com.br> Wanting me to verify 
> > that I am sending email to that address.
> > 
> > Dotan, would that be one of your addresses?
> > It's no problem to just trash it, but I was just wondering.
> > 
> > 
> It is safe to just delete the message.....  I can't see why 
> we can't fix this so users don't get bothered by this.
> What happens....
> (1)  You send your e-mail to the list....
> (2)  The list gets the message and forwards a copy to all the 
> subscribed members...
> (3)  One, or more of the members (I'm hopping only one, if 
> more you would be getting multiple for every single post).. 
> has their e-mail handled by a domain/server practicing this 
> type of anti-spam guard.  The e-mail address in the reply to 
> your post is not the subscribed person's e-mail address!
> What you can do....
> (1)  If you run your own mail-server BAN all messages from 
> this domain.
> (2)  Delete the message.
> (3)  Contact the domain administrator and notify them of the 
> problem (there are thousands of people subscribed to this 
> list probably)
> (4)  Organize a mass invitation to flood the server with 
> responses to every email posting....
> (5)  Ignore the message.
> I wouldn't suggest #4 above without first trying all the 
> others at least once.
> James Kosin
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