How not to check email (sending) against spamhaus.org's sbl-xbl?

SuperBaby

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This problems have been bugging me for weeks.

I use ADSL broadband with dynamic IP address. Sometimes the IP assigned is blacklisted by Spamhaus. Sometimes I get this error message below when I try to send email from Thunderbird. I need to disconnect and reconnect (so as to change the IP) in order to send emails.

I have commended out this setting below (by placing a # in front of it) in MailScanner.conf. I have also restarted MailScanner, Apache, POP and Exim. Still I get the same error message.

#Spam List = SBL+XBL spamcop.net

What should I do?

An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: 60.xx.xx.6 is listed at sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org; See http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=60.xx.xx.6. Please verify that your email address is correct in your Mail preferences and try again.
 

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Check your exim mainlog to see if that error is comeing from your server or the recipients. If it's from the recipients, then there's not much you can do other than to move to a more responsible ISP. If it is from yours then it's something you would have installed and so only you can fix what you did.
 

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1) I don't see anything related being recorded under Exim mainlog.

2) I am sure it is coming from my side and not the recipient. If you read the error message above, you can see that my IP is checked. Not the recipient's.
 

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Keep the RBL in the Exim configuration.

Make sure "My SMTP server requires authentication" is ticked in your email client software. You should then be able to send email fine, even if your IP has been flagged as blacklisted, as many residential IP's are.
 

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Keep the RBL in the Exim configuration.

Make sure "My SMTP server requires authentication" is ticked in your email client software. You should then be able to send email fine, even if your IP has been flagged as blacklisted, as many residential IP's are.
Thanks for the tips. Can you tell me the technical reason behind this?