For the past 2 days I have been attempting to either forward e-mails that I have received or jokes I send out myself. I get a pop-up message telling me to go to "firstname.lastname@example.org/spam/html" What's the matter?
In short, AOL has aquired Mailblocks which uses a Challenge/Response approach to blocking E-mail that it thinks may be spam. (Mailblocks may also still have its own customers.) The idea is that only humans respond to a challenge, whereas spamers do not.
and register in order to be able to send mail to AOL people with Mailblocks active. I was able to register with my old Netscape/AOL name. After registration, I got the message:
You have passed the image challenge. You can now send mail.
Thanks for your cooperation,
The Mail Team
List of decent references:
SillyDog Post: AOL / AIM Spam Challenge
Mailblocks Update Offers Easier Spam Blocking
[Perhaps a moderator in this forum can change the title to the more appropriate "Can't send out e-mails."]
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