Month: June 2009

IP relisted despite no more mail being sent

On June 6, 2009, a client sent a mailing. After it was sent, their (static, only-used-by-them) IP was listed by a particular list that is generated by the creator of a large, well-known anti-spam appliance and seems to be used by default in that appliance. I didn’t notice the issue until I started checking all… Read More

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SORBS Closure Imminent

SORBS wasn’t best DNSBL in the world. For instance, they listed all of one ESP’s net space because the maintainer had personal issues with the contact point at the ESP. As I recall, on their explanation of those blocks, they said that they were listing the space and that the contact point “is not an… Read More

Quotable quotes

Think about why you open an email in your inbox. Consider that when creating your next email campaign, would you open your email?— Informz (@Informz) June 8, 2009 That’s a great question: Would you bother to open your own mail if you had a choice, or would you toss it out with the rest of… Read More

A CAN-SPAM Checklist

Today we’re going to create a checklist of things required for CAN-SPAM compliance. So, you want to make sure that you actually comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and not just say that you do. This post isn’t for you. You might learn something here and if you do, that’s great. But, instead, this… Read More