It's my fault for the horrible explanation of the AOL block, but the block is AOL's fault.

First, the issue only effects about 15 users, out of thousands of email accounts. If you haven't gotten an email from me, then you are not effected. (I thought there would be more)

Second, it ONLY effected people with an AOL account, who are having their mail forwarded from their website.


The problem is AOL.
I'm not bashing AOL, nor the AOL users. Everyone new person on the Internet needs to be potty trained, so AOL certainly has it's purposes.

But, it seems that AOL does not want you to use any other email address with their service. If you are using AOL, they want you to use that email address.
If you use an address like name@MyBusinessWebsite and have that forwarded to your AOL mailbox, AOL wants you to stop.

Why else would they be marking your own website as a spammer?

Another horrible confusing example from me:

I use info@sevensages on my business cards. It looks more professional than lick777@aol. But, I have my 'business' mail forwarded to lick777, because for some strange reason I don't want the benefits of a real address. I like my Fisher Price email.

Everything is great. Spammers send my offers for Viagra to my info@sevensages email, and my website obediently fowards the offer to my AOL account.

AOL see the spam, and sees that it came from sevensages (which it did not), and instead labels sevensages as the spam sender.


AOL is the bad guy here. AOL is not setup to allow you to use any address other than your AOL address.
If you have a problem with this, complain to them. Tell them you want to use your web address to forward to your AOL account.

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