Spamhaus Blocklist Removal Center is no more (soon)

Earlier today, Spamhaus announced via their News blog that their Blocklist Removal Center is being sunset. The organization indicated the decade-old page needed a refresh to improve its usefulness to users of all technical skill levels. The new page, dubbed IP and Domain Reputation Checker, contains a single field used to check both IPs and domains against Spamhaus-hosted blocklists.

Performing a lookup on a blocked IP address results in a user-friendly page indicating the IP is blocked with additional detail about which list(s) and why:

The Spamhaus results page that indicates your IP is on a blocklist. It features details about the listing and the Removal process.

In addition, the page also provides clear delisting instructions and some additional insight about the pertinent blocklist:

Spamhaus blocklist results page, continued.

Throughout, the information retains a friendly and helpful tone, acknowledging that most people who end up on this page are likely victims of bad practices (whether their own or others’) and not guilty of outright malice. And for those who are guilty of outright malice? They’re probably not getting delisted either way.

– BG

Shield your sender reputation

capshield05UPDATE: The webinar is over, but don’t worry! You can download the recorded version here. 

Do you know how a blacklist works? How about a blocklist? Did you know there’s a difference?

Or that complying with anti-spam laws doesn’t guarantee a good reputation?

If not, don’t worry – most senders have lots of questions when it comes to sender reputation.

Chances are, you’re probably doing something right now that could get your IP address or domain blacklisted, which could have a major impact on your email deliverability. And even if you’re not, there’s likely more you could be doing to safeguard your sender reputation.

Tomorrow afternoon, I’m hosting a webinar designed to break down how blacklists work, what happens when you’re listed, and some steps you can take to help ensure your reputation is in top form. It’s at 2pm EST, and you can sign up at the link below.

http://www.realmagnet.com/land/protect-sender-reputation-tips-trends-avoid-deliverability-pitfalls-2/

If you can’t make the webinar but still have questions about reputation or blacklists, feel free to post in the comments here or email me!

– BG