Want better delivery? Buy AOL stock!

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  1. roundabout

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    AOL Blocked? Don't Try This At Home.

    Gee, ya think THIS will scale?

    Over on the AOL Postmaster blog, a commenter tells a tale of his alternate method of finding a human at AOL to assist with his spam blocking issue:

    "Since I felt that this was beginning to rise to the level of something that AOL execs should really be concerned about, I did the only remaining thing I could think of - I bought a share of AOL stock, and contacted AOL Investor Relations with an explanation of how, as a shareholder, I was very concerned with AOL's complete lack of inbound email delivery support and how I felt this would likely adversely impact shareholder value.

    Yesterday, I got a response from a nice guy named Lothar their IR department with an offer to provide assistance in resolving our issue. I've forwarded our mail server/IP address info to Lothar, and am awaiting response. As a share of AOL stock is on par with the cost of a month of AOL service at this point, it might represent a cheaper way to get access to some attention/help. I'll post here again when I know how this approach works out."

    Uhhhh....really? I have to admit, this gave me a good laugh. But is it likely a winning strategy? I'm doubtful.
     
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    Ha....funny.... I had a personal contact who was a postmaster at AOL and he said the only way to get an agent on the line now-a-days is with a paid account. So break out those pre-paid visa cards and ring them up, no need to buy into AOL failing stock :playingball:
     
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    Haha.. I mean it might get you in the door but once they notice who you really are I think it will end the same way as usual.
     
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    update on how this worked out?
     

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