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Hello everyone!

There seems to be a problem with the receipt of the activation email sent to new members that register with AOL email accounts. AOL appears to be blocking the automated registration/activation emails. This means that the new member can log in, but is denied access to any forum features (i.e. posting, editing profile, etc.) Either the forums mail server has a configuration error, or AOL 9.x has a bug. I'm guessing the latter because I had the same issue with my mail server:
Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender All headers
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

SMTP error from remote mailer after initial connection:
host mailin-01.mx.aol.com []: 554-(RLY:B1) The information presently available to AOL indicates this
554-server is generating high volumes of member complaints from AOL's
554-member base. Based on AOL's Unsolicited Bulk E-mail policy at
554-http://www.aol.com/info/bulkemail.html AOL may not accept further
554-e-mail transactions from this server or domain. For more information,
554 please visit http://postmaster.info.aol.com.
I don't work with AOL and I don't work with vBulletin software but I obviously have to do some troubleshooting on my end as well. I haven't had time to look into this much further and I'm not really up to bashing heads with AOL at the moment. ;)

At a quick glance, I see other vBulletin users having the same problem:


Could administration please look into this? I am aware that AOL is the origin of many of these problems. A friend of mine "GRBH3" registered here and is unable to activate his account. Could administration please manually activate his account also? Thank you.

I would have contacted you privately, but if other AOL users are experiencing the same problem, they'll know why. I hope they will contact AOL and notify them of the issues to take some of the burden off of forum administrators. :D

Thank you!!!
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