OT mail spam question

From: David V. Corbin <dvcorbin_at_optonline.net>
Date: Sat Oct 30 16:36:32 2004

>>> I just moved my mail server to my internal office network.
>>> The IP block I've been assigned apparently used to be used
>>> for dynamic DSL users. The problem is, at some point
>>> someone used one or more of these IP addresses to send out
>>> spam, enough so that my entire Class C block is blacklisted
>>> in some database.

Caveat Emptor....

>>> How the *hell* do I track down what fuckwit is blacklisting
>>> my address?
>>> I appreciate the efforts people go through to thwart spam
>>> but this blanket blocking bullshit really pisses me off.

Alas, it it not uncommon. And many of the blacklists are shared, so even if
you get off one, you get re-blacklisted when another one reports. I had a
similar situation about 2 years ago, the only solution I found was to
threaten to sue the provider of the IP Block (in fact there was little or no
legal basis for a suit), but I did get a different block assigned [although
the first two alternated he offered both had some blacklisted IP's]

Good luck.
Received on Sat Oct 30 2004 - 16:36:32 BST

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