The ever bouncing what's true and whats false.
The following is taken from http://www.dnsreport.com/tools/dnsreport.ch?domain=AOL.COM
ascessed through a link at www.spambo.org
PASS Acceptance of abuse address OK: All of your mailservers accept mail to abuse[at]AOL.COM.
Which would seem to say that the address abuse @ aol.com is a good address, now wether AOL actually does anything with the information is questionable.
I sent an email to abuse @ aol.com asking what address use and am waiting to see if I get any reply, if I do I will post it.
By the way AOL does NOT bounce messages sent to abuse @ aol.com
However, AOL no longer responds to spam sent to that address. What is the CURRENT address for reporting AOL spam?
What gives you the impression that AOL would respond to any abuse message regardles of where it was sent?
I have forwarded countless messags to earthlink "junkmail @ earthlink.net" and never get any response, not that I expect one.
The thing I hate about Earthlink is that they force every user to a two email address which can not be separated and both feed a single inbox. Every Earthlink.net address has a matching Earthlink.com address, which of course the only thing that ever comes to that address is spam. Earthlink uses the lame excuse that some users might make the mistake and use the .com address as that is the "most commonly" used format and our users would not want to miss receiving mail addresses to them at the "wrong" address, so we forward it. So I filter all earthlink.com messages and forward right back to Earthlink automaticly, not that it does any good.
As Wazoo said and this is the link to the AOL site for handling SPAM. http://postmaster.aol.com/guidelines/junk.html#abuse
The correct address to send spam reports to is
What do I do if I get junk e-mail that appears to be sent by an AOL Member?
You can forward reports of Internet e-mail abuse involving AOL Member accounts to TOSEmail1[at]aol.com.
When reporting junk, abusive or unwanted e-mail from AOL Members, please forward the full text of the message along with the full header information. For any Internet provider to "take action" on an account that is abusing their system, the abuse handler needs to see a forwarded copy of the e-mail along with the full headers, including the "Received" header lines. The full headers help the abuse handler understand the delivery path the junk e-mail has taken.
But I would not expect a reply.