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I am forwarding a webmail client my AOL account which works fine.  Today, my webmail client's mailbox reached it's limit.  After cleaning out the client, I am receiving the follow message from AOL: ERROR 554 CON:B1 which apparently means The IP address has been blocked due to a spike in unfavorable e-mail statistics.  Does anyone know how to fix this?

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If you are getting CON:B1 blocks and you are a legitimate person who doesn't send mass spam then sorry to say, you are screwed.

AOL has instituted a blocking algorithm that is blackmailing valid IP addresses and mail servers. They are hoping ISPs will pay a license fee to authorize email being sent to AOL. So far no one is buying the BS.

You can file a support request to be removed at http://postmaster.aol.com/SupportRequest.SA.php but that has never worked for us. It is mostly an automated service manned by monkeys to give us something to do instead of complaining on these non-moderated message boards.

We are done with AOL and have transferred all accounts over to Gmail. You should do the same.

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