Attn. AT&T Users

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:20:44 -0500 - dho

We\'ve been having some problems reaching AT&T\'s mail servers. This affects any user with an account hosted on an AT&T service (such as SBC Global, Bell South, and possibly others). For some reason, AT&T has marked our IP in their mail rejection list, so any mails that have been attempted for delivery within the past 3 or 4 days haven\'t gotten through. I\'ve sent in a request to have the DNSBL entry removed, and received the response:

The mail-server IP address(es) associated with your request will removed from the block list within 24-48 hours from the date of this notification. AT&T, Bellsouth, SBC and any affiliates do NOT intentionally block legitimate mail in the course of our anti-spam initiatives and regret any inconvenience this may have caused. If the IP that was recently blocked begins to exhibit the characteristics of a compromised network object or is compromised by an offender of Acceptable Use Policies, the IP address will be blocked again.

Considering our mail server doesn\'t relay and that we have no online contact forms on our website, I find the listing rather weird, especially since we don\'t appear on any other block list. I received this email yesterday, but it seems we\'re still getting bounces. Hopefully everything will be fixed by tomorrow morning.

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