> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-managers-owner @
> [mailto:list-managers-owner @
com] On Behalf Of Angel Rivera
> I am not sure it is a "spam blocking" facility. It clearly
> states it does
> know now the use and returns a 550 which means it is
> permanent. More than
> likely the user went away or deleted that profile and created
> another one.
> Deleting their membership is about all you can do.
It's not a deleted "profile" -- a profile is a screenname is a login is
It means that the user has set up their mail rules so as not to accept
mail from you -- whether explicitly or, more likely, because they turned
off all non-AOL mail and didn't realize it affected the list's delivery.
AOL does return a 5xx on this, because they want that delivery attempt
to be treated as permanent failure; it does NOT mean the screenname has
I generally log in to AOL and send them mail asking if they blocked us
intentionally, and if so, tell them how to unsubscribe; if they fail to,
I report them to AOL as a ToS violator.
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