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

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by SuperBaby, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. SuperBaby

    SuperBaby Well-Known Member

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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?

     
  2. chirpy

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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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    Where is the Exim mainlog?
     
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    /var/log/exim_mainlog
     
  5. SuperBaby

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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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    This is what I got in Exim mainlog:

     
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    SuperBaby did you find the fix for this? Chirpy put it in another thread (which I can't find now, sorry Chirpy!).

    See: http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=45839

    IHTH
    Marty
     
  8. SuperBaby

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    I think I did. The problem stopped. I can't really remember what I did. I believe I remove the sbl-xbl check in Exim Config.
     
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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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    Thanks for the tips. Can you tell me the technical reason behind this?
     
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