We host a couple of hundred lists includins several busy automobile/health
(oldsmobile/tourette) lists that deliver into AOL.
If AOL is prepared to discuss matters with individual list-owners perhaps
they would consider a 'certification' program of some sort that involves
registering a list or site.
The problem with filtering systems is that legitimate trafic is certain
to get caught up in the trap. We filter incoming mail to mailing list and
indeed I make adjustments every week.
If we have to jump through hoops, it would be better to do so as part of
list creation process and have that certification apply to all
organizations that are in a similar position to AOL (managing large
volumes of mail for users).
Nicole, perhaps you could pass this along to AOL.