[RndTbl] Emails blocked by government
msierks at gwn.ca
Fri Jul 20 14:22:53 CDT 2012
Well I phoned the Manitoba government and 4 numbers later. I was advised
to get a government employee to open a support ticket as only government
employees can do so. Looks like I have a few more phone calls to make
before this will get resolve. And maybe a dozen more run-arounds.
Thanks for your help,
On 07/20/12 12:13, Sean Walberg wrote:
> It could also be EDS, the guys that take care of the government's IT
> (now owned by HP)
> $ dig mx gov.mb.ca <http://gov.mb.ca>
> gov.mb.ca <http://gov.mb.ca>.3600INMX10 plman.mail.eds.com
> gov.mb.ca <http://gov.mb.ca>.3600INMX10 ahman.mail.eds.com
> But yea, make sure you're off all the blacklists (this is not always
> possible, some demand money and can be ignored), then try to find an
> IT contact there to talk to. https://www.gov.mb.ca/contact/ might be a
> good start, I'd phone, not email though, as you're going to get
> bounced around a bunch.
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Gilles Detillieux
> <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca <mailto:grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>> wrote:
> 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
> <http://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
> 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 <http://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
> <http://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 <mailto:grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>>
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