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Email Problems. Today AOL, tomorrow..?

It has just come to my attention that AOL is blocking all emails from blocks of IP addresses it has identified as "spammer" suspects. One doesn't need to actually have a suspect IP address, if one shares a piece of a range with a suspect.

I as the sender of mass emails get no "Your mail has been blocked" message, and you as an AOL customer get no notice that a mail tried to get through. It doesn't even make it into your "Spam folder".

They did this with zero notice to their customers or to anyone else.

So, if you haven't been receiving our emails and you are an AOL customer, that's probably why. This may just be the beginning, and other ISPs may soon be instituting such "black hole", no notice policies.
(Just an aside: how would you feel if the Post Office tossed everything they thought might be junk mail into a shredder?)

I will be looking into my options, and post updates on this blog.

P.S. If you don't want to receive our emails, please just unsubscribe. Please do not put us on a personal "black list" or kill file. You could be preventing others from receiving mails they do want to get.