Why you cannot create an email account that forwards to an AOL address

We do not support email forwarding to @aol.com email addresses. AOL servers assume that spam that is forwarded to them originated from the forwarder.

What that means is:
  1. You set up the forwarding address you@YourHostedDomainName.com with us
  2. you@YourHostedDomainName.com forwards to you@aol.com
  3. Someone sends spam to you@YourHostedDomainName.com
  4. That spam is forwarded to AOL
  5. AOL receives the forwarded spam and their server assumes the spam came from our Mail Server.
  6. AOL blocks our servers
That's a simplified explanation, but that's essentially what happens. AOL considers the forwarder to be the spammer and that gets our servers blocked.

We're sorry if the no forwarding to @aol.com email addresses policy causes you any inconvenience, but so far we have been unable to arrive at a workable solution with AOL.This sort of policy is becoming common practice for an increasing number of hosts.