AOL Blocking Mail from Apple IPs

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Original poster
Jul 16, 2002
17,915
1,466
Palookaville
Email to AOL addresses from Apple's iCloud email servers are being bounced by AOL.

554 RTR:BL
This error message indicates that a permanent block has been placed against your IP due to poor IP reputation. Apply for a complaint feedback loop before opening a support request.
Based on my research, this problem has arisen in the past before. I'd never seen it until today. Cool, huh?
 

jackeyres

macrumors newbie
Mar 5, 2014
7
0
Same thing in the UK

I live in the UK.

One of my most regular correspondents doesn't receive any mac mails from me without a 24 hours delay. He can send but doesn't receive.

Mals I send from Outlook get there straight away.

He is an AOL user and I can only think this is the reason for the fault.

Does anyone know of a fix?

Thanks in advance.
 

maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
64,094
30,694
Boston
AOL as an ISP? Do they still provide that service?

Perhaps if that is the case, its time to move to a new provider.
 

rmhop81

macrumors 68020
Apr 4, 2005
2,243
90
Dallas, TX
Email to AOL addresses from Apple's iCloud email servers are being bounced by AOL.



Based on my research, this problem has arisen in the past before. I'd never seen it until today. Cool, huh?
I had this issue when I did the "send as" feature in gmail with my iCloud email. It would kick every email back. ONLY people that still use AOL are my parents so I had to remove that feature which is annoying.
 

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Original poster
Jul 16, 2002
17,915
1,466
Palookaville
I had this issue when I did the "send as" feature in gmail with my iCloud email. It would kick every email back. ONLY people that still use AOL are my parents so I had to remove that feature which is annoying.
I'm not using this feature, at least not to my knowledge. It was an email sent using my @me.com address. What got my attention was the "permanent block" notice. I don't know how or if Apple can be informed of this sort of thing. Perhaps they have a way of monitoring it.
 

Weaselboy

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
29,353
8,964
California
I'm not using this feature, at least not to my knowledge. It was an email sent using my @me.com address. What got my attention was the "permanent block" notice. I don't know how or if Apple can be informed of this sort of thing. Perhaps they have a way of monitoring it.
I have a friend with an AOL email address and my last email to him on April 15 did not bounce from my iCloud email address. So it does not appear they are blocking iCloud senders entirely.
 

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Original poster
Jul 16, 2002
17,915
1,466
Palookaville
I have a friend with an AOL email address and my last email to him on April 15 did not bounce from my iCloud email address. So it does not appear they are blocking iCloud senders entirely.
Another theory is they blocked only one of Apple's IP address so the affect is random for senders. I will try again and see what happens.