I want to thank everyone for their responses. They were all helpful for
my understanding a little better not only what's happening in this
case, but what to do in case my lists actually do get blacklisted.
I have a dedicated server. You know the kind of thing: I pay a small
monthly fee for x amount of space and x amount of bandwidth. It has
generous amounts for my needs.
AFAIK, the only mail going to and from (or through) that server should
be mail coming to one of my domains. There are only two mailing lists,
and they represent just about all the mail that the server handles.
I've not done anything about configuring Sendmail at all -- whatever
the people I'm renting it from did seems fine. I have about five IP
blocks on it, but that's it.
Also, I'm using traps suggested by people on this list to stop HTML and
attachments. They represent a few Perl statements about taboo header
and taboo body contents in my configs for the two lists.
I must thank you all again for those traps. They were invaluable during
the spate of sobig e-mail, and they worked beautifully.
I will write the email@example.com as well as try to contact
the list member about what happened.
Thanks again for your help,
On Thursday 28 August 2003 06:10 pm, Roger B.A. Klorese wrote:
> > Does this mean my list (or IP address the list is coming
> > from) has been
> > put on some sort of black list?
> Yes. Sort of.
> > If so, how do I go about fixing this? It only affects one
> > list member so
> > far. We do have people with Yahoo! and Hotmail addresses, but none
> > of them have been affected.
> In this case, you call the user on the phone and have them tell their
> ISP that OsiruSoft is returning positives for EVERY HOST ON THE
> INTERNET, and they should stop using it.
> Or you might try mail to postmaster@THEIR-DOMAIN first, as correctly
> configured sites don't block that...