[RndTbl] Emails blocked by government

Michael Sierks 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,

Mike Sierks

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 
> <http://plman.mail.eds.com>.
> gov.mb.ca <http://gov.mb.ca>.3600INMX10 ahman.mail.eds.com 
> <http://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.
> Sean
> 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
>     here...
>     http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx
>     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>>
>     Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
>     Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)
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