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In the interests of reducing the amount of Spam traffic I handled in the Mid 2000's, we commissioned an RBL system on BlakJak.net.
RBL = Realtime Blocking List. Its a list of IP addresses that I choose not to receive email from, usually because I've received Spam from them - or from their netblock - and generally this is complicated by either a lack of response from the appropriate admins, .... or its from a netblock where I fully don't expect that cooperation (eg half of Asia or South America.)
January 2010: External RBL Access now disabled!
November 2009: READ THIS!!
I am receiving a significant number of 'remove me' and 'whitelist' requests.
Requests to be 'whitelisted' or otherwise removed from my RBL will be IGNORED if such evidence is not provided.
October 2009: The RBL is privately owned and operated; It is not offered for use by anyone else. Requests to be unlisted have started to come in from people who're listed in my RBL thanks to some fairly wide range blocks I put in several years ago, It seems rbl.blakjak.net is now referenced on at least one mass-RBL-lookup-site. This is odd as the intended audience for my RBL is me and me only! (And perhaps people I host email for.) In short, I don't expect to hear from people just because I block them. I expect to hear from them, though, if they are actually impacted by my RBL.
So anyway, here's my RBL FAQ....
I can't send an email to [email address]. The error message says youre involved. What do I do?
I am the administrator of a blocked IP. How do I get unblocked?
You dropped my email - but it mentioned SORBS - what now?
You're incorrectly attributing my mail as originating from China or Korea.. - The SinoKorea database I was using as a component of rbl.blakjak.net has been disabled due to identified in accuracies in its source data. You should no longer be seeing this behavior. If you are still seeing this error / bounce, please put a copy through the Contact-Us form.
October 2009: The RBN entry which is blocking my IP is very old!
Also fixed in October 2009: The DNS hostname rbl.blakjak.net resolves correctly in the DNS now. OOops.. :o