Dreamhost is on an RBL again

email

#1

I’ve started getting outbound email bounced because Dreamhost’s outbound email server IP is on an RBL. How long to fix this???

…] said: 554 5.7.1 ACL
dns_rbl; Client host [208.113.200.129] blocked using
sa-ip4tset.blagr.emailsrvr.com=127.22.0.2 Senderscore. Please visit
https://senderscore.org/rtbl/ for more information on why this message
could not be delivered (in reply to RCPT TO command)


#2

11:25 same message from earthlink:

host mx3.earthlink.net[209.86.93.228] said: 550 IP
208.113.200.129 is blocked by EarthLink. Go to earthlink.net/block for
details. (in reply to MAIL FROM command)

I followed the earthlink instructions at 11:39 AM and got a message back date stamped 11:38 that said:

We don’t seem to be blocking mail server 208.113.200.129 at this time.
It’s possible that this server has already been unblocked and
the changes have not made it out to our mail servers yet, or
that another server or IP address is actually the cause of the
issue.

I’m not getting bounces now.
-mort


#3

On one hand congratulations might be in order for DH to get themselves off of a RBL within some number of minutes after the event.

On the other hand:

  1. After all of these years of being in business, how does a company this mature still get mixed up in this complete newb situation? How does this company allow enough emails to get out through the servers from any account, where that event causes the entire company to get RBL’d?
  2. I’ve been here for something like 12 years and the complete incompetence with email is something that has been a part of DH since I signed up. WTH techs and management? Over the years we’ve seen all kinds of suggestions for how to improve this situation and they haven’t been followed. For example:
    • Charge us for SMTP/POP3 servers that are only available to your clients who have been here for some number of years.
    • Lock everyone down with SPF and DKIM
    • Pre-filter outbound mail and bounce it back to the originator if it looks spammy.
    • Partner with the maintainers of RBLs so that they don’t completely shutdown a server because of one of your clients.
    • Watch accounts that send out more email that doesn’t fit their normal profile.

Why in blazes do you need someone outside of the company to once again make suggestions about how to secure your services? You’re in this business of hosting, we aren’t.

And having said that, I gotta find the time to build my own server in DreamCompute (competently or not at all), because I’ve never been able to trust you guys with email and I hate paying another companies for the service because you can’t handle it.


#4

Still happening to me. Gotten two different bounces in the last 2 days, one referencing “Poor Reputation Sender”.

Back in the day, you used to be able to send your email out from the webmail interface to get a different outbound IP address and get around these kind of blocks, but that doesn’t seem to work anymore.


#5

DreamHost Shared web servers run a monitor service that kills processes using too much processor-power and/or memory. This may result in a website running slow or completely going down.

This monitor service is necessary since it helps to identify and stop processes/programs, both bad and good, from unexpectedly hogging up resources which may directly and negatively affect other users on the same server.


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#6

Your note has nothing whatsoever to do with this thread. Did you post to the wrong thread? Perhaps you could cut/delete your note here and paste it where it belongs?


#7

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