[NBLUG/talk] domain name registrar which uses spam list on outgoing mail?

Zack Gold zack at nblug.org
Thu Nov 29 12:57:46 PST 2012

Check out robtex.com, they have information about blacklisted domains.


On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Kendall Shaw <kshaw at kendallshaw.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> No, I am using the email address that you see here. The CBL list shows the
> IP address of the domain name registrar's relay host and says that my
> domain name is not on the list.
> Email for their customers (the domain name registrar) goes through their
> relay, some of which is thought to be spam and so it ends up on a list at
> spamhaus. Organizations have email servers setup to consult spamhaus and
> automatically reject email from either domain names or ip addresses that
> are on the list. The domain name registrar is not one of these
> organizations, so they relay spam and their host ends up on the list.
> So, people send me email and get back an email from some company that uses
> spamhaus saying that email can not be relayed because the host is a known
> spammer. People sending the email interpret this as either cognitive
> dissonance resulting in my having lost communication, or they think that I
> am a spammer.
> Kendall
> On 11/29/2012 11:46 AM, Zack Gold wrote:
>> If you're using like an @comcast.net email address, that might be getting
>> rendered as spam. Perhaps your account was used previously by a malicious
>> attacker and bad emails have been sent in the past from your address,
>> which
>> has resulted in it becoming blocked.
>> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kendall Shaw <kshaw at kendallshaw.com
>> >wrote:
>>  Hi,
>>> If this is too far off topic, I apologize. I have email forwarded to my
>>> ISP by my domain name registrar (I use fetchmail to put that in an imap
>>> server. so that's how this is related to linux...). Their host that
>>> relays
>>> email for my account gets on the CBL at spamhaus. So, people who send me
>>> email get an email back that seems to be saying that I am a spammer. This
>>> is a disaster.
>>> The registrar tech support people that I talked to said that they won't
>>> move my MX record to a different host and that there is nothing that they
>>> can do.
>>> If I understand correctly, the host that relays email to my ISP could use
>>> a spam detection service, for example spamhaus, on email that they relay,
>>> and take preventative measures.
>>> Do you know how I can find a domain name registrar that doesn't get it's
>>> servers on spam lists frequently? Aside from asking each one and hoping
>>> to
>>> be understood.
>>> Kendall
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Zack Gold
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