I am blocked by MSN. All email messages directed to any @hotmail.com address is rejected, here a typical message:
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL FROM:<email@example.com> SIZE=1802:
host mx3.hotmail.com [188.8.131.52]: 550 Your e-mail was rejected for policy reasons on this gateway. Reasons for rejection may be related to content such as obscene language, graphics, or spam-like characteristics (or) other reputation problems.
I have never spammed nor sent similar content as that listed above.
My host provider says they are contacting MSN for an explantion, but time is running and I need to find a solution to this, because I have some customers (hosted in my server) which need to answer to @hotmailers prospects on their product/services.
All of a sudden my sites are not visible to me hosted in the same cirtex hosting account. I have verified that it wasn't spyware messing with my local computer and can view the site via a proxy. They use cpanel and there is no block visible, but there has to be something somehwere. I told them to restart and that did make the site visible until I checked in the morning, Where would a block be if this is it and is there a chance this was done by a hacker?
I have recently switched to GreenGeeks, great company and great support, but I am having a huge problem that all my clients and I are having problems with. No one can send emails to ATT, Verizon, Earthlink, Comcast, Etc. because they bounce back as being blocked. I have contacted them to unblock the IP and they do, but then a few days pass and it's blocked again. WTH? I've contacted GreenGeeks and they are aware of the problem but I really need to move on with this problem, does anyone know of any solution to do?
They started blocking my Port 25, so I made an iptables entry on my server to redirect posrt 26 to port 25 so I could set my outgoing mail for my server (from Outlook) to port 26. But one day later teh bastards are blocking my port 26 too! Guess they just don't want ANY outbound mail send from anything but their servers! If I had any other option, I'd dump Comcast in a heartbeat!
I'm testing scripts on new server now, and server has 2 problems.
1. I can not enter domain name as "get" parameter. For example, if I'm requesting URL like domain.com/file.php?url=[url] - it does not work. If I'm requesting URL like domain.com/file.php?url=[url](please note it has INVALID extension for TLD) - it works!
2. fsockopen and file_get_contents does not work. I added these settings into php.ini:
allow_url_fopen = On allow_url_include = On
...and nothing works. I get just blank pages when using these functions.
Server is running cpanel + apache 2.2 + php 5 + APF firewall
Been running CSF and very happy with. Just wondering if anyone periodically has to restart CSF because it is blocking something it shouldn't? For example, I have port 5151 open in csf.conf, suddenly (at random) the port will be blocked. I restart CSF and everything is fine.
i have a customer whos isp blocked both port 110 and 25, so far i was able to fix the problem with sending e-mails (port 25) but i cant see where do i change or add another port for receive email on my server, and since i cant do it... there is no point on opening a port in the firewall.
My IP in clean from any blacklist/RBL databases but hotmail is blocking with the error message below:-
Remote host said: 550 Your e-mail was rejected for policy reasons on this gateway.
Reasons for rejection may be related to content such as obscene language, graphics, or spam-like characteristics (or) other reputation problems. For sender troubleshooting information, please go to [url]. Please note: if you are an end-user please contact your E-mail/Internet Service Provider for assistance.
I've just got a fully manage VPS, unfortunately the newly aquired IP was listed in PBL (policy Block List)by spamhaus which is a nonspam source. I've got the ip de-listed but apparently some servers are still rejecting emails coming from this IP. It have been almost 48 hrs. Question is:
1) How can the IP got listed when it's never been use? How can we check IP is indeed a 'fresh' or pr-owned by spammers?
2) What is the possibility of the IP being blacklisted by these servers forever? How long does it normally take for it to be totally in the clear?
3) What are the preventive measures that can avoid IP being listed?
4) Is configuring Reverse DNS PTR a standard procedure in server set-up and could missing that config be the main reason the IP got tagged?
One of my hosted user complained that he can't access his website nor he can ping the website. When I asked him to access my 2nd server (same datacenter), it went fine. I could be thinking that my server is blocking his IP.
How do I check if his IP is blocked?
I am using APF+BFD Iptables firewall (i don't know but i hope this make sense)
I have a leased server that I use cpanel and webhost manager to manage. I've just set up the server in the past week and put our website on it and created all the email accounts. The emails are all working fine now, but we have another website on someone elses server that has sends an email (using php) and the emails aren't going through.
They went through just fine before I moved our site and email accounts over, and I've checked in cpanel to see if I had any spam filters turned on and I don't. I've also tried sending email manually using thunderbird and outlook, both work fine. Also, on our server, i've been able to send email through php.
Anyone know of a setting that I might be missing in my webhost manager?
WHMCS wasn't working for me so I contacted there support and they said a firewall is blocking it, the only firewall I know i have installed is apf. What exactly do I need to unblock and how do I do it.
I just setup a new pop account in Outlook 2007 and provided all the proper details as I have on other pop accounts I have setup. I am constantly getting blocked by the firewall on the server (CSF + LFD) and I am 100% positive I am using the right password. This happens every time I setup a new pop account and I don't know why.
for about only 3 months running, my server iptables has 36 ipaddresses blocked so far (most of them are from .edu.cn and .edu.tw, dunno why? maybe because of summer break hehe..). Those IP got blocked mostly because of SSH bruteforce. Everytime I noticed any SSH bruteforce on my /var/log/secure, I just issued "iptables -A INPUT -p all -s [ipaddress] -j DROP"
so, I'm just curious, how about yours ? how many IP in your blocked lists?
After experiencing some issues with my long-time webhost, I decided to sign up with a new host. I did lots of reasearch, read reviews here and elsewhere, asked the hosts presales questions, etc. and finally settled on a particular host.
After signing up, I never received information about my account. I used the online chat, and the owner said that due to spam sent from their server the day before, it had been blocked by Verizon (my ISP) for a few days. So, I could not receive email from them at my Verizon acct. (which I use, instead of one associated with my website, for everything hosting-related).
Then, I found that I couldn't even access their website anymore. It, too, had been blocked by Verizon.
This made me very nervous so I asked for a refund and received it immediately. The owner of the hosting co. was very apologetic.
So, I went to my second-choice host. Once again, the welcome email didn't arrive. So, I asked them - through a support ticket - when it would come. They said it had been sent. I then found they'd sent me a number of emails, none of which had arrived. Very strange, I've never had a problem receiving mail sent to this email address before.
I asked if perhaps their mail server was blocked by Verizon too (told them what happened earlier in the day). They said no way, then came back and said yes, it was. Again, I asked for a refund. But, it's been 15 hours and I haven't had a reply to that.
I am now looking for yet another host - and would sure like to find one that's clear of this issue.
I've been developing websites since 1999 and have worked with a number of hosts, but this is the first time I've found this problem - and twice in the same day!
After all that, my question is:
Is there some way for me to tell in advance whether a particular server is blocked by my ISP?