Over the last 2 weeks I have heard from a number of people (that us Bell or Sympatico as their ISP) that they’re having problems sending mail to various networks that utilize the UCE Protect Blacklists.
UCE Protect provides ISP’s, Hosting Providers, businesses and individuals around the world with a simple tool that helps significantly reduce the amount of spam that a mailserver ends up processing on a daily basis. For one server I manage, I see over 185,000 blocked messages thanks to their service.
Other DNS blacklists such as “Spamcop” and “Spamhaus” contribute additional results bringing the total blocked messages into the 200,000+ range, or one day! Imagine, over 6 million message blocked per month by these services.
Normally, if an ISP gets listed on a significant blacklist they would take quick action to track and resolve the issue, then contact the blacklist they’ve been listed with for removal information. It appears that Bell/Sympatico have not taken up this cause at this time, as the complaints continue to trickle in, and their IP address(es) continue to be blocked (see
http://www.uceprotect.net/en/rblcheck.php to check your mailservers IP - or better yet, get your ISP to review)
UCE Protect’s policy on listing IP addresses can be reviewed on their website.
It seems I’m not the only one hearing the complaints:
Anyway, here’s hoping they’ll take action soon. I’m sure they have a lot of clients that would prefer to have their mail sending work more often…
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