Spamhaus RBLs

Scott Silva ssilva at
Mon Oct 20 19:53:43 IST 2008

on 10-20-2008 2:19 AM Alex Broens spake the following:
> On 10/20/2008 11:08 AM, Chris Hardy wrote:
>> Hi All
>> Is it me, or are the spamhaus RBL lists not responding today?
>> I cannot ping or - DNS says unknown
>> host
>> I've tried this from multiple ISP connections.
>> This has resulted in a much larger increase in spam getting through to
>> my systems.
> Seems you've been tarpitted/blocked for being a heavy hitter.
> Free Use vs Commercial Use
>     Use of the Spamhaus DNSBLs via DNS queries to our public DNSBL
> mirrors is free of charge for low-volume non-commercial use. To check if
> you qualify for free use, please see Spamhaus DNSBL Usage Criteria.
> Use of the Spamhaus DNSBLs by ISPs, corporations and networks with high
> email traffic, or commercial spam filter companies requires a
> subscription to the Spamhaus dedicated Data Feed Service.
> __
> Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
> Data Feed
And don't bother trying to contact them to contest that you have gone over. My
inquiries have fallen on deaf ears.

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