Blacklisted on AOL

Posted by Kirby Turner on July 14, 2003

Bad news for my friends, family and others on AOL and CompuServe. Apparently my mail server and/or service provider has been blacklisted by AOL since Friday, July 11. What this means is I am unable to send e-mail to members of AOL and CompuServe. My service provider is working hard to resolve the issue but AOL is saying it will take another 5 to 10 business days. AOL is claiming they are backlogged, which is the reason for the delay.

Maybe if AOL wasn’t busy blacklisting legitimate mail servers, there wouldn’t be a backlog. On the other hand, if the spammers would simply fall off the face of the Net there wouldn’t be a backlog either. And I would be able to send e-mail to AOL and CompuServe members, specifically my friends and family.

My e-mail address is all over the Internet, so it is no surprise to me that I receive spam mail. I receive around 250 spams per day. With Eudora Pro and Spamnix, I have been able to control it and it does not require me to devote a large amount of time each day parsing through useless e-mails. But this latest problem as a result of spam is the worse. I can’t even send e-mail to Melanie.

Anyway, if you are a AOL or CompuServe member and you are expecting a reply e-mail from me, you may not get it for a while. Don’t blame me. Blame AOL.

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