AOL got tougher?

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  1. mailman23

    mailman23 New Member

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    Did something happen with AOL this week? Delivery was OK Tuesday and Wednesday and then fell flat...
     
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    There are some ad networks and mailers having a lot of difficulty being able to hit AOL because of con blocks and alike.

    Its been going on roughly 2-3 weeks now.
     
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    Yeah Im on an ESP thats supposed to be great with AOL. My data is largely AOL and so sadly my revenue is mostly AOL (and currently pretty much non-existent). I've been mailing for about 8 months now and never seen anything like this up until now. Do you think this is likely to get resolved any time soon or is it time to find different data and a different esp?
     
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    I am an AOL only mailer as well.

    In regards to them easing back or opening up n the near future, it's possible. In the past they backed down after a period of time i think this happened 4th quarter last year. Unfortunately if you do not have a ton of AOL clean space available in short term, you will be hurting. Especially if your suppliers have minimum term commits. You can burn out a range in short order with con blocks. Many ad networks and AOL mailers have moved on to other TLDs and cables for time being.
     
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    Thanks for helping me out on this. Im going to keep working to see if I can find a way to mail it.
     
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    That's great news.
     
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    JF, See's an opportunity to seize the day lol hitting people all by him self.
     
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    My first aol WL was 12/21/05 when it was truly a white list. I have since gained, lost & retained wl depending on the risk that I wanted to take. Today, the Con:B1, in my opinion is their latest attempt to become like Google (As Yahoo is also ) . When they first implemented the filter it almost shut the door on everybody for a day or more. Now they are weighing & measuring the impact on the industry and adjusting accordingly. My advice to nubs, don't ever rely on one single .com for rev source - ever!

    Regarding their latest Con: B1 job - again IMO, watch out ! Especially if you are not an ip reputation mailer
     
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    Indeed.

    :eating:
     
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    I didn't say that _I_ was having trouble to the point of stopping my mailing of AOL grasshopper....

    You must have intended to direct this reply toward the O.P..
     
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    I haven't seen any issues either. No more Con B1s then usual.
     
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    I am not seeing any change to CON:B1s. I have noticed that delivery speed has slowed way down the second half of the week. Seeds, open rates, click rates, all point to inbox rates being the same. Just looks like everything is getting throttled a bit and drops are just taking longer to finish and AOL's reputation doesn't seem to matter.
     
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    I'd have to agree with this mate, Aol is one of our better performers and inboxing is still steady but we definitely seeing them throttling us and our queues are filling much more with AOL then before this change.
     
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    Is there any data floating around on how long AOL will keep a 5.5.4 block on a range? Is there a time frame where the RBLs will drop off automatically?
     

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