Skip to comments.AOL Comcast "undeliverable"
Posted on 09/29/2012 5:50:25 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
I have had a few "cut and past" articles from American Spectator come back undeliverable from AOL and Comcast recipients.One at Volvo USA. Do these servers reject certain political stuff? There is so much text and code in the reply I cant tell what the reason is other than a time out. Any one know?
This is common for large corporations.
This is common for large corporations.
There’s been a very serious denial of service attack against major bank servers for a couple of weeks. It’s distorting all sorts of things. The banks are resorting to batch processing e-mail ~ and much of their systems are leased out to others and vice versa. All are sharing in the misery.
1) Do other emails to these recipients go through? Or do they block all emails from you?
2) When you send the emails, are you pasting them in to include all the formatting or are you just sending them as plain text?
I ask #1 because if you are unable to send any email to the recipient, your email address may be blocked. The solution would be to get a different email address from another provider.
I ask #2 because if you are pasting the whole page into the email, you may be inadvertently pasting some HTML tags in there that the email servers may perceive as being malicious code and blocking. If that is the case, I would do the following workaround:
- Select only the text from the article, not the whole page.
- Copy that text into your clipboard
- Paste that text into a plain text editor, like “Notepad”
- Look through the text in Notepad and clean it up to make it look presentable
- Copy that text from Notepad into your clipboard
- Paste that into your email
If you are using email client software like Outlook, Outlook Express, Live Mail, or Thunderbird, you should be able to select an option to send the email in plain text format. Do so.
Hopefully the above will help.
Rejecting emails based on political content by a public ISP would be legal suicide.
My guess would be that for whatever reason, your cut and paste proceedure is tripping a spam or phishing filter.
I understand the corporate sites rejection fully.
All others went through and the CC to me also
With these messages I clicked on the “print version” eliminating the ads etc and cut and pasted that although the American Spectator logo was at the top.
I usually send the link but this time sent the entire text.
I do know that AOL will admit to not passing through certain political stuff they say the majority of there users dont like.
I never have liked AOL from there start up days when I had to mount 100’s of rj11’s as a tel tech for there server locations and have mentioned to the users I know to dump them.
Thanks for the input
Thanks me too
It could be server problems at the ‘recipient’ end. I doubt either would be scanning and rejecting based on content.
Years ago (about 10 or so) I sent an email to Glen Beck via his website at the time. Some how, a virus apparently entered the process. I still occasionally get ‘bounce’ notices that the email is undeliverable. The reject shows several names that I have never had any connection to. I think it was a ‘collector’ email virus that captured @addresses.
My business account was having trouble with Comcast, Earthlink and Juno this week. All email to those servers were bounced back. Some spam designation with in the server that hosts us. Comcast and Juno are back online. Earthlink has been down for about 4 days. Luckily hardly anyone I need to email uses them. Could be something like that.
Guys, This is What I do for a living for the largest “ESP” (Email service provider) in the US and the world.
Comcast has the most stringent filters, and with the bank fraud, they have gotten tighter.
If the sender doesn’t have perfectly matched and valid:
-From Address matching the registration of their IPs
-Domain Key value
-DNS matched to the registered of the IP withg appropriate MX and A records matching the sending source.
-A strong listed reputation with the major ISPs
Then it will not ever be guaranteed to get through. You’d think most major brands and publishers would have all that sorted out, but its not true. Most go with the minimum requirement, which leaves out the DKIM, and Domain Keys, and even a matched from address. They think they can get by on the DNS, MX , and A being “Valid” alone.
Publishers like you’re mentioning are the worst clients =!
I’ve had problems with Beck’s web site. I don’t know if he knows but his website is regularly under attack.