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AOL Email Addresses NOT accepted

Started by Tony Budak, September 07, 2007, 05:40:16 am

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Tony Budak

AOL Email Addresses NOT accepted

If yours is an AOL email account subscribed (opted-in) to Community Labor Forums, then this message is for YOU.

As an AOL user, you no doubt are familiar with the ease of reporting spam using their email interface. Unfortunately, it appears that it may be too easy for careless users to do this even with email they explicitly requested. The AOL system is completely automated and results in the banning of entire email servers from their system without any human intervention.

As a result of repeated instances of AOL users reporting as spam email they opted in for, all AOL addresses are being dropped from the Community Labor Forums mailing lists. Whether intentional or unintentional, when email that is not spam is reported as such, it is time consuming and extremely frustrating to deal with for a small organization like Community Labor Forums. In the five years we have used email to communicate with our supporters, the only ISP spam complaints we have received are from the AOL ISP initiated by AOL account users. The recent AOL complaints have all been generated since AOL moved to an automated system in recent months.

We would like to keep you as subscribers to our email newsletters and alerts. If you would like to continue receiving email from Community Labor Forums, you will need to re-subscribe and follow the directions for opting in using an email address from an email provider OTHER than AOL.

Please note that if you sign up to continue getting email from us, you do NOT need to remove your AOL address. It will be removed automatically.

If you don't have another email address to use, we recommend exploring free options such as Yahoo, Hotmail, or GMail from Google. I personally use GMail and am pleased with their spam filtering and ease of use. And of course, I also use the CLNews.org domain

If you no longer wish to receive email from Community Labor Forums, do nothing. Your address will automatically be removed.
AOL addresses are no longer permitted to subscribe to our newsletters. If AOL changes their spam reporting methods and policies, this exclusion may be rescinded.

We recognize this may seem very unfair to our supporters with AOL email addresses and we agree with you 100%. However you will need to address your concerns with AOL and not Community Labor Forum. We are not equipped to solve AOL problems on behalf of our supporters. We recommend you visit http://postmaster.aol.com/ for more information on how the spam reporting policy at AOL works. You--as a subscriber and customer of AOL--should have the ability to receive email from those you wish to communicate with. AOL thinks otherwise and has made this impossible.

Spam is a serious problem and blight. Here at Community Labor Forums, we get several hundred pieces of spam a day and it is a constant battle to keep up with it. Banning all email into our incoming servers however is not seen as an option; that is precisely what is occurring with AOL currently.

Please contact Community Labor Forums at ListAdmin@CLNews.org if you have any questions.
With Respect and Cheers,
Tony Budak, Site Owner and Webmaster

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