Mail.com Hosted by AOL

Posted by Melinda Plemel 

After some investigating, our sources confirm that now AOL (rather than Outblaze) is MXing the mail.com domain and many vanity domains operated by mail.com (accountant.com, bikerider.com, europe.com, etc. – see full list on mail.com website — click on the “view all addresses” link in the top bar).

MXing the mail refers to how the email is being routed. Currently the mail passes through the server at AOL and then back to Outblaze. The mailboxes are not yet hosted at AOL but it seems they will be soon, and then they will be routed only to AOL.

For senders to mail.com and other domains that were once hosted by Outblaze this now means that filtering rules will change, to align with AOL. Once the domains are hosted by AOL we assume that all of the messages will be included in the AOL Feedback Loop and Whitelist as well.

We will continue to investigate the situation and ramifications of the changes at AOL for senders.

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About Melinda Plemel

Melinda has been working at Return Path for 9 years and is currently the Senior Industry Advocate and is responsible for managing global partners that join Return Path's Data Exchange program and emerging markets. She is the key to helping and educating Return Path on mailbox providers, anti-spam, and email technology trends, as well as to educating receivers about everything Return Path has to offer.

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