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SMTP connection to AOL
  Posted by  David Brown  on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 7:01:08 AM (EST)
Hello everyone. I have a problem and wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing.

I use Outlook express to compose a new email message to a user@aol.com. I send the message and Outlook express connects to my Lansuite Server. I have Lansuite configured to NOT use my ISP's SMTP server. I have internet DNS set and can successfully send mail to anyone@anywherebutaol.com. Here is an excerpt from my Lansuite log:

06:45:46 am SMTP: Requesting MX records for domain 'aol.com'...
06:45:46 am SMTP: MX records for domain 'aol.com' found.
06:45:46 am SMTP: [2] Connecting to 'mailin-01.mx.aol.com' (64.12.136.57:25) ...
06:45:47 am SMTP: [2] Connection to 'mailin-01.mx.aol.com' (64.12.136.57:25) established.
06:45:47 am SMTP: [2] Waiting for identification...
06:45:47 am SMTP: [2] 554- (RTR:BB) The IP address you are using to connect to AOL is a dynamic
06:45:47 am SMTP: [2] SMTP service on computer 'mailin-01.mx.aol.com' not prepared (554).

It will try to resend indefinately, but never succeed. Has anyone else seen this? Is there a way to fix it? I have tried 3 seperate addresses at AOL and all got the same error.

Thanks for any help.
David
  Posted by Robert Smith  on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 10:26:52 AM (EST)
I've seen it. AOL has gotten really aggressive with anti-spam. I know a couple of providers my clients worked from got blackholed by AOL for sending membership confirmation mail.

The message indicates you are using a static IP address and are trying to send mail to AOL. The solution is to route the mail through your ISP's SMTP server. The option for this is on the SMTP tab.

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