Something must have changed over at MX Toolbox as they have started reporting it to people who are using their services that we list the IPs that are being monitored. The listings in question are of any age, from over two years old to very recent.
To all concerned with these:
- Don’t waste your own time if you haven’t had a mail non-delivery report caused by our listings. If you have problems with Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or any other large receiver system, we can’t solve that for you. They aren’t using our data anyway.
- If you have (had) a problem related to malware or compromised user accounts, it’s great that you fixed it but we’re not interested. We don’t try to do the job of Spamhaus, the CBL, the SURBL or the likes. We didn’t list anything because of a security problem anyway. We only list based on deliberate spam sent by real live Scientific Spammers. See the mission statement of the Scientific Spam DNSBL to learn more.
- Look up the TXT record of the listing involved. See the IS SOMETHING LISTED? page for instructions on how to do that.
- If the listing is an escalation against your provider, as it probably is, save your breath. Writing to us accomplishes nothing. If you have written to your provider and they tell you to take care of it yourself, they’re lying to you. For escalation listings, the only kind of request that will ever accomplish anything at all is the kind that comes from the provider responsible for the network.
- Save your breath with the threats too. They will get you absolutely nowhere at all.