Email woes, AOL strikes again

AOL has come up with another odd email behavior that is causing problems for my users.

Most of the time, a post or response via email comes from AOL comes from But I have seen occasions when it comes from Of course these are rejected as non-matching email addresses.

The users, as far as I know, don’t have the ability to access email sent to, so there’s no easy way to set that up as a secondary email address by having them confirm that email address.

Is there a easy way to force a secondary email address into a user record without the user having to confirm the email address?

If I had a dollar for every strange email issue from AOL, I could have a nice steak dinner at least once a month.

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Is AIM different thing than Because I reckoned AIM is dead and burried.

Most emails from this user use but one has

The only other significant differences I see are that the one has this header:
X-Mailer: iPhone Mail (20A362)

while the one has:
X-Mailer: WebService/1.1.21896 aolappiosmobile

This user is not very computer savvy, if he’s doing something to generate the domain I doubt he knows what it is.

I just don’t see any easy way to force an email address with into his profile.

Another common problem is posts via email that reject with this explanation:

It appears that the email matches the primary email for this user in his user profile, so it’s not clear to me why the reply via email was rejected.

This only happens a small percentage of the time, most of the time the replies from my users go through without any problems. Not sure what trips the reject.