A discussion Mark
and I were having turned towards email—specifically, sending email to AOL.
He's communicating with some people who use AOL and is concerned about his email getting through. He
heard that AOL had proposed some
new DNS record and was
curious if I heard anything about it. I had not, but I started doing a Google search.
Going through the results, I came across a link to the AOL Postmaster Info page, a
document that describes how AOL
handles email and the criteria they use to accept or reject email. There is
some very good information here (for all the ribbing AOL gets from the rest of the Internet, their
infrastructure and networking architecture is incredible and they certainly
know what they're doing technically, if only to handle the millions of
Obligatory Contact Info
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ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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