OT: RoadRunner Blacklisted, Blocking Bounce Messages!

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun Feb 2 11:23:00 2003

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Bill Richman wrote:

> 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!

Truly annoying. I would jump ship to another provider (if possible, I
realize this is Nebraska we are talking about ;) and send them a letter
letting them know why.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 11:23:00 GMT

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