May 22, 2007

Forwarded Emails Causing Blacklisting Problems

Mark Brownlow reports how Stanford and Boston College have experienced some blacklisting problems when students automatically forward all their email from school to their personal accounts at AOL, Yahoo, etc. Basically, when students get spam sent to their school account, and they forward it to their AOL account, AOL thinks the school is spamming them, and blacklists the school’s email server.

We’ve reported somewhat similar delivery "kookiness" here on the MailChimp blog, when people automatically forward their work emails to their wireless devices and home accounts.