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s_mack
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Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by s_mack » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:41 pm

Hi guys.

I don't know if this is a known issue or not.

A customer of mine contacted me and asked me some non-hardware question which I told them was best asked here where they could get better support. They got back to me saying they aren't able to use this site because:
I desperately tried to register, but all my providers IPs seem to be blacklisted by a tool
That tool is The Abusive Hosts Blocking List (ahbl.org), which is no longer active. (example)

The info provided at that tool is:
Last Notice: Wildcarding of Services Jan 1st
As promised in April, on Jan 1st, 2015, i'll be wildcarding all zones no longer in operation - this includes rhsbl.ahbl.org, dnsbl.ahbl.org, and ircbl.ahbl.org. This means that these services will return positive responses for any queries.

If you are still using these services, this may cause you to incorrectly tag e-mail as spam, or create other unintended consequences. Fix and maintain your servers, now. Do not contact us about 'removing' your domain or IP address from our lists, as there is nothing we can do for you.

The query load is still high enough that I can not justify allocating the resources necessary to support queries from people who refuse to properly maintain their mail servers.

For those who are using the old 'tor.ahbl.org' list - you've been using a DNSbl list which has been shut down for around FOUR YEARS. You should be checking to verify that the lists you use are still working or not. I removed the test entry of '2.0.0.127.tor.ahbl.org' years ago, which your monitoring systems should have noticed and warned you about.
So it seems some warning in April was ignored? Better fix quick!

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Re: Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by MikeB » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:39 pm

Rob is aware of the problem, but is only on his 'phone at present. He hopes to be at a PC later, but has poor internet access where he is!

Mike.
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Rob Thomson
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Re: Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by Rob Thomson » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:20 pm

Hello,

Believe I have fixed it.

Can you test and let me know? I am in South Africa at the moment. Not much net access!

Rob
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jhsa
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Re: Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by jhsa » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:58 pm

Test..
My er9x/Ersky9x/eepskye Video Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5uJhoD7sAKidZmkhMpYpp_qcuIqJXhb9

Donate to Er9x/Ersky9x:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YHX43JR3J7XGW

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jhsa
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Re: Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by jhsa » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:59 pm

Test 2..
My er9x/Ersky9x/eepskye Video Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5uJhoD7sAKidZmkhMpYpp_qcuIqJXhb9

Donate to Er9x/Ersky9x:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YHX43JR3J7XGW


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Kilrah
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Re: Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by Kilrah » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:45 am

I was also blocked from posting yesterday, and as I have admin access I reduced the rating from ahbl by one, then it let me.

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jhsa
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Re: Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by jhsa » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:29 am

Lucky you eh? ;) :mrgreen:
My er9x/Ersky9x/eepskye Video Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5uJhoD7sAKidZmkhMpYpp_qcuIqJXhb9

Donate to Er9x/Ersky9x:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YHX43JR3J7XGW

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Kilrah
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Re: Problems with spam measures? Please look into this.

Post by Kilrah » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:42 am

Well that should have solved it for others too ;)

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