[SpamCop-List] Re: Why is my email blocked?
ric.gates at bigsleep.org
Thu Feb 5 05:45:18 EST 2004
On 04 Feb 2004 Mike Easter entered spamcop and left
news:bvru2f$21g$1 at news.spamcop.net:
> many many months at a time. My providers server *shouldn't* be the one
> gettting listed, for example, if I'm an insecure cable modem spamsource,
> So, some of the people asking why they're blocked might very well be the
> IP that is blocked. Spending extra words describing how it is the
> provider's server which got listed is not only wordier, but very often
> *less* accurate rather than more. More words, sometimes less accuracy.
>From what I can tell, most spammers apparently run mail software off their
own cable/DSL connection (or one from overseas somehow), I almost never
need to block a MX (besides the virus bounces coming from Brazil right
And Usually black lists block the connecting server, which in the case of
normal eMail, is a MX, not someone's cable/DSL IP address.
The main exception to this is businesses that might be running a local
network mail server that sends eMail out a "semi-static" IP just like you
mentioned. But then a spammer probably considers themself a business too.
So in the above scenario, you wouldn't be blocked as long as you send using
your ISP, or any other mail server that's an MX.
There's numerous scenarios though.
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