Heads up for spamhaus.org problems

Richard Potter rpotter at rpcs.net
Mon Aug 20 03:02:01 IST 2007

On Mon, Aug 20, 2007 at 12:34:23AM +0200, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> >Just doing a routine check here, and I have a few mail servers 
> >misbehaving. It
> >*appears* sendmail dnsbl to zen.spamhaus.org is timing out, and causing 
> >mail
> >delivery delays, or none at all.
> >
> >I'm going to discontinue spamhaus, and see what happens.
> Buy rsync from them. Most likely you fire a lot of lookups on their 
> servers and they started to ban high volume mailservers some time ago.
> We have seen this in a lot of places allready.
> May i ask how much mail are you processing daily?

Thanks for the reply Raymond.. I wasn't aware they were doing that. These
are low volume servers, less than 2,000 messages per day. Does that count
as "high volume" to spamhaus?


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