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Blocked mail -- OT list business

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Periodically, one or another of the big email services will decide to block
the EVDL's mail.  In the past we've had problems with the Microsoft mail
services, AT&T's various permutations, AOL, and sometimes Yahoo.

Lately I've been seeing a small number of AOL and Verizon addresses bouncing
mail.  (Verizon now owns AOL, so I guess that figures.)

They're trying to fight spam.  That's a laudable goal.  But we (and others)
are the "collateral damage" in the spam wars.

Typically, people whose mail delivery is blocked don't gripe. I usually find
out about a block when I see lots of people getting their mail delivery
suspended.  Maybe that means they don't miss the EVDL enough to inquire
about it.  :-\

At any rate, I do what I can when I find out that someone is blocking us.
Sometimes I get the block lifted.  Often I don't. Usually the problem fixes
itself eventually, though it may take days or weeks.

If you realize one day that you haven't gotten anything from the EVDL for a
while, and you have email through your ISP, you might try contacting their
support crew and ask to have [hidden email] whitelisted.

If you're on one of the big webmail services, you may be able to whitelist
the address yourself.  If that doesn't work, you can either wait it out, or
change to a more EVDL-friendly email service.  

I don't recall that Gmail has ever blocked the EVDL, and we have a lot of
subscribers that use it.  Another service I recommend is Zoho.

By the way, if you're missing mail from the EVDL, it's pretty likely you're
missing other mail too, so you might want to give this some real
consideration.

That is all.  Sorry for the interruption, and thanks for your attention.  

David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
EVDL Administrator

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