Personally I think spam block lists are crap because they function so poorly and arbitrarily, but it is an ongoing problem for us when our shared email servers spend a lot of time on somebody’s block list.
I see that the Dreamhost mail server for our new account is currently on Spamcop’s block list, and seems to spend about 20% of the time there (see below). Does Dreamhost have any policy on addressing this problem?
184.108.40.206 listed in bl.spamcop.net (127.0.0.2)
If there are no reports of ongoing objectionable email from this system it will be delisted automatically in approximately 21 hours.
Causes of listing
- System has sent mail to SpamCop spam traps in the past week (spam traps are secret, no reports or evidence are provided by SpamCop)
- It appears this listing is caused by misdirected bounces. We have a FAQ which covers this topic: Why auto-responses are bad (Misdirected bounces). Please read this FAQ and heed the advice contained in it.
Additional potential problems
(these factors do not directly result in spamcop listing)
- System administrator has already delisted this system once
Because of the above problems, express-delisting is not available
In the past 124.5 days, it has been listed 21 times for a total of 23.8 days
Other hosts in this “neighborhood” with spam reports
220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124