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The AOL Postmaster Tutorial

E-mail Headers | Open Relay Info | Open Proxy Info | Reverse DNS | IP Address Info | Report Cards | Open Mail Access

This page contains detailed information to help you understand the AOL mail process and provide help with diagnosing problems.

  • Interpreting E-mail Headers
    This area contains information about how to interpret and improve e-mail headers.
  • Open Relay Info
    This area will help you understand what an open relay is, why it is important for sending mail to AOL and how to close an open relay.
  • Open Proxy Info
    This information will help you understand what an open proxy is, why it is important for sending mail to AOL and how to secure an open proxy.
  • Reverse DNS
    This area will give you information on Reverse DNS and what AOL requires.
  • IP Address Info
    This area will give you information on what an IP Address is, how to determine your IP and AOL's requirements for IP Addresses.
  • Report Cards
    You may receive a report card from AOL if e-mail transmissions from a domain do not meet AOL's thresholds.
  • Open Mail Access
    This page contains information and instructions on how to use third party e-mail clients to send and receive AOL e-mai l.