I have aired this problem here before. For some reason, aol seems
to want to present either the envelope From_ address or the
Errors-To: address as the From: address to the AOL user, who proceeds
to respond to that address. At least that is what I think is happening
because only those two headers are set to the List Owner address.
There is the From: header which has the original sender and Reply-To:
header which is set to the list address, both of which seem to be
ignored by the AOL mail agent.
When I scan the mail expecting bounces etc. at that address, I find
mail meant for lists from aol users. What I have to do is to read
the mail, figure out which list it may belong to based on either
a continuing thread or the subject matter and route it there, as
I run a number of lists from here. I do this because some of the
contributions of the AOLers are quite good. But this is getting
Question is: Should I just ignore the mailing?
Should I bounce the mail?
Should I return the mail with a note about proper
All list mailings have X-reminders pointing to the correct address etc.,
but apparently no one ever sees them or reads them, if they see them.
When I alerted AOL admins to this problem, I got either something is
wrong with my headers or yes, there is a problem and we will fix it
soon. I don't know which of these views is real. I need an interim
solution on how best to treat this.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
Gess Shankar |<><>|Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org.ORG |<><>|
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