Returned mail: see transcript for details (fwd)

Michael Firkins michael at
Sat May 10 09:01:01 CST 2003

Richard Sharpe said:
> Yet another reason to get off of AOL. They seem to want to force
> everyone  in the world to use them.
> Hmmm, I feel another class action coming on :-)

Well, probably not. It's more of an indication that AOL is trying to do
something about controlling spam. They're more likely to cop a class
action for delivering spam than trying to control it at the source.
This problem is easily fixed by using your isp's mail server as smarthost.



> Regards
> -----
> Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at],
> sharpe[at],
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 09:05:35 -0700
> From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON at>
> To: rsharpe at
> Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
> The original message was received at Fri, 9 May 2003 09:05:15 -0700
> from rsharpe at localhost
>   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <linuxcpa at>
>    (reason: 550-The IP address you are using to connect to AOL is
>    either open to)
>   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> ... while talking to
>>>> DATA
> <<< 550-The IP address you are using to connect to AOL is either open
> to <<< 550-the free relaying of e-mail, is serving as an open proxy, or
> is a <<< 550-dynamic (residential) IP address.  AOL cannot accept
> further e-mail <<< 550-transactions from your server until either your
> server is closed to <<< 550-free relaying/proxy, or your ISP removes
> your IP address from their <<< 550-list of dynamic IP addresses.  For
> additional information, <<< 550-please visit

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