back in the late 90's ROL had a netmail feature. the announcement is at
AOL is not overzealous when it comes to sending legitimate mail. they provide
you with everything you need to do to get mail through their servers. it may be
as simple as setting up an spf record or a hard as configuring abuse accounts,
but the fact of the matter is: if you are not a spammer, AOL will not block your
email if you follow their instructions. its not that hard, but apparently it is
what kind of freaking idiot has his own name servers but can't even keep up with
his websites mail server records? i cant even imagine someone trying to run a
website who just abandons their websites mx records.
with his websites mail server records? i cant even imagine someone trying to run
a website who just abandons their websites mx records.
Just because someone can spell "DNS" does not mean they know what it is.
The status of the service is up and active. While there is no mention
of the service anywhere on the Rocketry Online site, you can still go to
http://netmail.rocketryonline.com and sign up for a web-based email
account and receive an email address ending in @rocketryonline.com.
You mention ROL's inability to deliver an auction message to AOL.
Perhaps AOL is blocking mail from ROL because their mail server is
associated with a free-mail host. But the fact that ROL seems to have
abandoned their own netmail service without repossessing their mail
server's MX records might have something to do with that.
Looking at their MX records you see:
; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> -t mx rocketryonline.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 31195
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;rocketryonline.com. IN MX
;; ANSWER SECTION:
rocketryonline.com. 14440 IN MX 10 sitemail2.everyone.net.
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
rocketryonline.com. 14440 IN NS ns1.rocketryonline.com.
rocketryonline.com. 14440 IN NS ns2.rocketryonline.com.
;; Query time: 3136 msec
;; WHEN: Mon Sep 4 20:59:31 2006
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 110
Apparently half-analyzed decisions made by unknowledgeable individuals
have led to half-baked results. This is usually the result of people
who don't know what they are doing.
How long has the ROL auction email problem existed? Simply amazing.
Perhaps they could use their own unused netmail service to offer
web-based email accounts to AOL users of the auctions?
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