OT: RoadRunner Blacklisted, Blocking Bounce Messages!

From: Bill Richman <bill_at_timeguy.com>
Date: Sun Feb 2 03:27:49 2003

After getting a number of "Are you still alive?" messages from various
friends on the web, and having sent similar messages to them when I
received no response to other e-mails, I made an infuriating discovery.
RoadRunner is listed in several blacklists (dsbl.org for one), and a
number of ISPs are blocking e-mail from their domain (at least from
RoadRunner Nebraska - nebr.rr.com). RoadRunner's response was to fix the
open relay and get delisted, right? Nope. Their response was to state
that they "don't negotiate with blacklists" and promptly _blocked_ all
mail from dsbl.org to RoadRunner users. Hence, I would send e-mails to my
friends, they would be bounced due to the blacklisting, and I would have
no indication of a problem because RR's block would prevent the "bounce"
message from getting back to me. Bastards. At least one person I was
corresponding with is no longer speaking to me because they thought I was
ignoring them. I'm about ready to start a class action suit, although
they probably have something in the fine print that prevents that. GRRR!
Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 03:27:49 GMT

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