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Old May 14, 2003, 01:35 PM
John David Bradshaw
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Default Spam, Blacklists, and ISPs


Here's my latest frustration...

Last week someone using a mailing list-server
(the same one I use) apparently spammed someone
who then complained to the ISP. The ISP shut down
the innocent list-serv instead of going after
the offending "user" of the list-serv.

So no one, including me, could access their lists
or send out any ezines.

So I had to scurry around setting up a backup A/R
and modifying my webpages to try to salvage any
subscribers that might be trying to join my list.

In the meantime, is moving to a different
server. After about 72 hours, I received notice that
the list-serv was back online. I checked. Yep, looks
like all my data is still intact. Good job, guys.

Now to test the system. OK, looks like it is working.
I should be getting a test email any second now.

It never came. I tried it again. Still nothing.

What's the problem?

The domain has been blacklisted!

My ISP is "protecting" me by blocking that bad boy.

The host of my email account is also blocking the domain.

So even if the list-serv is "working", I can't receive
anything it mails out because it is being blocked!

Now the question is, "how many others are being blocked
from this domain?"

How many on my list will not receive my ezine because of this?

When will the ISPs learn? If you have one bad apple
in the barrel, get rid of the bad apple--don't destroy
the whole barrel!

Who made these blacklist dudes the gods of the internet?!

Now I understand a little of what Paul Myers was
ranting about a few months ago...

Frustrated is not the word for it...

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