Re: [SLUG] Mail rejected from AOL

From: Eben King (
Date: Wed Feb 04 2004 - 22:15:56 EST

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Paul M Foster wrote:

> My wife was trying to send an email to a customer on AOL tonite and got
> the following message back:
> 152 fatal error from smtp transport:
> 554- (RTR:DU) The IP address you are using to connect to AOL is a
> dynamic
> 554- (residential) IP address. AOL will not accept future e-mail
> transactions
> 554- from this IP address until your ISP removes this IP address from
> its list
> 554- of dynamic (residential) IP addresses. For additional information,
> 554 please visit
> I tried telnetting into their mail servers, and got the same exact
> message. We're on a residential DSL with dynamic IP.
> It sounds like AOL is blocking email from any dynamic IP. Is that right?
> It sounds completely psychotic. Was there a news item I missed?

When my mail was rejected by AOL (don't remember an explanatory message),
I changed mailservers, from sendmail (on my machine) to whatever my ISP's
mail server runs. That worked.

-eben    ebQenW1@EtaRmpTabYayU.rIr.OcoPm
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