[thelist] AOL Labeling Opt-In List as Spam

Norman Bunn norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com
Thu Jan 5 10:52:44 CST 2006

I am not sure I communicated what I meant by "send each one 
individually".  I meant I had to copy each email address from my opt-in 
list to a form that sends the email as opposed to using the mailing list 
name on the form and having the mailing list program send to each one on 
the list.  It was very tedious to do this manually.


Norman W. Bunn
norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com
Crafted Solutions, Inc.
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Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) wrote:

>Hi Norman,
>   IMO, businesses with mailing lists should send them separately anyway... at least that's what I've always seen done.  This protects the identity of the clients, looks neater, and avoids problems like the one you mentioned.
> From: Norman Bunn <norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com>
>Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 8:21 AM
>To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
>Subject: [thelist] AOL Labeling Opt-In List as Spam 
>I have a client with an opt-in mailing list that has a good many AOL 
>email addresses. When I attempted to send an HTML announcement last 
>night, AOL rejected every one as SPAM. I tried sending a plain-text 
>message and it was rejected as well. I ended up having to send each one 
>individually, which worked. Does anyone have a resource that can help 
>me figure out why AOL is rejecting these (while 99% of the regular 
>emails made it ok) and how to fix this?

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