Yes, we have the same problem here.
It happens in many forms but all the same. AHBL is a new one, but the regular
RBL's have the same problem is you take the highest level of spam filtering.
You just have to clean yourself off the list on a semi-regular basis.
"Ed Gregory" <email@example.com> writes:
% Has anybody else found their mail servers black-listed by a group calling
% itself the AHBL?
% A small ISP in some rural podunk is using this outfits' blacklist. When this
% AHBL outfit thinks it has found a spammer, they help their ISP customers
% intercept income email from the entire 1,000-IP block to which that spammer
% For example, my server is 188.8.131.52 and a "known spammer" is 184.108.40.206.
% The AHBL service identifies every IP between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.1689
% as a spammer. They leave it up to those who are missing legitimate mail, and
% the legitimate servers who are erroneously blocked, to come to them and beg
% to be taken off the blacklist.
% The result is that innocent mailing lists get labeled as spammers and ISP
% customers don't get mail from anybody on those erroneously blacklisted
% This, to my way of thinking, is flat-out libel. The AHBL and the ISPs who
% use this blacklist know that the vast majority of IP addresses in the
% blacklisted block are not spammers. Still, they report to ISPs and the ISPs
% report to their individual consumers that the mail was blocked because it
% came from the address of a known spammer.
% My Web hosting clients pay me to provide services, including mailing lists
% that reach their customers or members. The AHBL's false accusations have the
% very real potential to keep my servers from delivering what my clients are
% paying for.
% This misguided "service" to ISP customers is actually a serious disservice,
% but how to stop it? I can write the same explanatory diatribe to every ISP
% who erroneously rejects mail from one of my lists, but that's an
% administrative overload. And to set it up would mean going to dozens of
% sites and setting up email aliases that send me a copy of every majordomo
% admin mail that my clients received.
% Anybody else have this nightmare experience with AHBL or anybody like them?
% -Ed Gregory
% Web Consulting, Design, and Implementation
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