Thank you to everybody querying the list.
We don’t know who you are. We have no way to find out, and no wish to, either. It is enough that it is happening. We’ll let the figures speak for themselves, and we thank you all for your support.
The usage of the IP address BL went from 175M queries in 2015 to nearly 1.1G in 2016, for an increase of 520%. On the daily level, this means approximately 3 million queries. This is the email load of ten or fewer medium to large universities.
The usage of the RHSBL slightly more than doubled, from 403M queries in 2015 to 980M in 2016, or slightly under 2.7M per day.