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Re: Blacklisted

  • Subject: Re: Blacklisted
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 07:41:59 +0000
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Philip Herlihy] on Wednesday 08 February 2006 10:03 \__

>"DEB" <anyoldmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
>>I have emailed 2 seperate friends in the last 2 days, one in the US and one 
>>in holland.  Both have rejected my emails saying my ip has been 
>>blacklisted. One message I got back directed me to a site that was all in 
>>dutch, the other one just simply blocked my email and seaid I was 
>> How has this happened?  I don't understand it!!  How can I put it right - 
>> no point in having an account if I can't email my friends!!
>> Any help apprecaited
> Try your mail server in the "blackhole" field on SamSpade
> http://www.samspade.org/  (that's the bottom one).  Helped me identify
> similar problems.  My mailserver had been blacklisted by SpamCop, who were
> quite helpful in sorting it out.

I concur with Philip  on this. SpamCop recently blacklisted a few domains and
addresses that employ challenge/responsive-based spam filters. Check if your
mail server is included. It seems rather apparent that some service does not
flag your messages as spam, but stops them at the gate.

With kind regards,


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