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Re: Recipient address rejected: aol.com

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  • Grant
    ... No way. I don t think I ve seen more than a few bounces within the last day or two. Maybe it s too high of a percentage good mail to bad mail? I need to
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 23, 2013
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      >>>> It depends on MTA. From the log, AOL may not use Postifx or customized the checking on RCPT_TO stage (PolicyD or milter, etc).
      >>>>
      >>>> However, the result is that AOL MTA don't accept it for your MAIL FROM, RCPT TO parameters.
      >>>
      >>> http://postmaster.aol.com/Postmaster.Errors.php
      >>>
      >>> The AOL MTA rejects it because the mailbox does not exist. A policy
      >>> rejection results in a different return code.
      >>
      >> I originally started this thread because I received several "Recipient
      >> address rejected" bounces from different aol.com addresses in the last
      >> 24 hours. I have just now received this:
      >>
      >> Final-Recipient: rfc822;masked@...
      >> Action: delayed
      >> Status: 4.0.0 (temporary failure)
      >> Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 4.3.2 - Not accepting messages at this time
      >> 554-'5.7.1 : (RLY:B1)
      >> http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/554rlyb1.html' (delivery
      >> attempts: 0)
      >>
      >> That URL says the following which does sound like a policy violation:
      >>
      >> "This error message is a dynamic block on our system. Dynamic blocks
      >> are placed on an IP address when the IP's statistics break our
      >> threshold. These are automated blocks that are removed by the system
      >> within 24 hours once the complaints are again below the threshold."
      >>
      >> Could "statistics" refer to the several messages sent from my IP
      >> address to non-existent aol.com addresses within the last 24 hours?
      >
      > Yes. It looks like you sent too many messages to non-existent
      > mailboxes, and are therefore blacklisted for 24 hours after you stop
      > doing that. Or at least being deferred.
      >
      > You aren't lishwashing or anything, are you? Can't imagine they'd do
      > that for just a few of them.

      No way. I don't think I've seen more than a few bounces within the
      last day or two. Maybe it's too high of a percentage good mail to bad
      mail? I need to start disabling an email address when I get a bounce
      from it.

      - Grant
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