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Was AOL mail hacked?


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#1 gmtjohny

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:30 AM

When I google search for "AOL mail", it says "A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt learn more.". Now I know that robots.txt is a file for search engines, but has the file been damaged by a hacker or something? Is it safe to visit and login to?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:35 AM

Are you trying to get to your mail??

http://mail.aol.com if you are :)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:39 AM

Are you trying to get to your mail??

http://mail.aol.com if you are :)

Yes, but google "aol mail", and tell me if that robots.txt thing means it has been hacked. thanks.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:06 AM

No, this means that AOL's robots.txt advices the Google spider not to index the webmail site, and the Google spider complied.

Seems perfectly reasonable to me. There is no need to index a webmail site.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:12 AM

No, this means that AOL's robots.txt advices the Google spider not to index the webmail site, and the Google spider complied.

Seems perfectly reasonable to me. There is no need to index a webmail site.

So it's not a sign of it being hacked?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

So it's not a sign of it being hacked?


No to me.

But if you're a AOL user, you can ask their helpdesk.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

That is very common, Some sites just block google from reading before clicking.




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