It is already six years and a day since we started operations.
Usage has gone ~25% down on the IP list, with 1.7 billion queries recorded in 2019 (over 2.3 in 2018). The decline is even more marked on the right-hand side list, with 1.4B in 2019 compared to over 3B in 2018.
As always, thank you to everybody who is querying the data. If you have any suggestions, the usual email address is listening.
We replied to you on October 24, 2019, and again on Nov 5 (if only to indicate that we had already replied). You keep sending in new messages that don’t indicate you’ve seen any reply from us. We keep deleting the new messages. If you want to have a conversation, you need to have a conversation, and that means reading our replies and responding to them.
Back in January, a representative of the ESP Marketo attempted to start a delisting discussion by leaving a comment on one of the posts on this website. We declined to discuss the matter in public as we always do.
So, knowing that Marketo is a serious ESP and is generally able to carry out a conversation related to abuse, we sent an email to abuse @ marketo . com quoting the content of the website comment we declined to publish and responding to the points in it, asking for a response.
Nothing until today – when their ticket tracking system was kind enough to inform us of the fact that Marketo Delivery Case #01266633 had been closed.
Five months of nothing and then an auto-ack. Good work.
Received: from [188.8.131.52] (port=46330 helo=HEIGHPUBS)
by sg3plcpnl0082.prod.sin3.secureserver.net with esmtpa (Exim 4.91)
(envelope-from [email protected])
In other news, Peertechz are using IP ranges to send their mail that had already been listed on our list as belonging exclusively to OMICS. In addition, they have named their box HEIGHPUBS, which is a hallmark of “Heighten Science”.
If we listed you because of the backscatter, and you write in to ask for it to be removed, and we receive a C/R so that our reply would be delivered to you…
That’s just wrong.
We won’t click on it. You won’t receive our reply, and the conversation will never proceed, and you will not be delisted. But that’s OK – the support conversation we just attempted to have with you actually proved the validity of our listing once again.