[RndTbl] Emails blocked by government

Gilles Detillieux grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Jul 20 12:01:14 CDT 2012

As far as I can gather from searching around on the internet, EDS is a 
rather generic acronym for e-mail defense service, of which there seem 
to be a few around.  So that doesn't really help narrow down exactly 
which block list your server is still on.

There used to be a multi-list checker at openrbl.org, but that doesn't 
seem to be there anymore.  However, the domain did redirect me (in 
probably what is the first case I've seen of a useful redirection of a 
lapsed DNS domain to a "parking page") to another site that eventually 
led me here...


They have a multi-blacklist checker, in which you can check your 
server's IP address against many lists.  The initial scan is against 35 
lists, but if you click on the link "Check All Blacklists" you'll get a 
test against over 100 lists.  There is also another multi-blacklist 
checker here:  http://whatismyipaddress.com/blacklist-check .  If 
neither checker finds any, or if one does and after getting off those 
lists you still can't send to gov.mb.ca, I'd suggest getting in touch 
with them to find out who their blackhole list provider is.

On 07/20/2012 11:02 AM, Michael Sierks wrote:
> Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.
> I have inherited a poorly maintained SMTP server with lots of spam 
> going through this server everyday. I have slowly been killing off 
> spammers mail accounts and removing the server from various 
> blockilists. And the server has not been sending any spam for months 
> now. I'm also able to send mail to almost everyone again, except to 
> emails with the "gov.mb.ca" domain. I get the reply "refused by EDS 
> blackhole list".
> My question is, how do I get my server unblocked by the Manitoba 
> government ?
> Mike Sierks

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail:<grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)

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