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Old November 28, 2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Not Receiving My Email Notifications

Started this weekend. Anyone else with this problem?

Thanks.
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Old November 28, 2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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Just a thought on this, do you have it going to your SPAM folders? Sometimes e-mail programs or services block e-mails and automatically delete them or move them to a 'bulk mail' folder.

I figured I'd add my .02$ for what it's worth.
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Old November 28, 2005, 09:43 PM   #3
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Nov 29 01:52:17 s1 postfix/smtp[13082]: 669962FD62: to=<removed@farmerstel.com>, relay=smtp.trueband.net[216.163.120.8], delay=1, status=bounced (host smtp.trueband.net[216.163.120.8] said: 553 Dynamic IP Addresses See: http://www.sorbs.net/lookup.shtml?205.158.192.207 (in reply to RCPT TO command))
Your email goes through trueband.net, which is using the dynamic DNSBL (roughly, an email blacklist) from SORBS. SORBS is notorious for doing stupid things, blackmailing companies that want to be removed, listing ip addresses as spam hosts for no good reason, etc.

In this case, SORBS has unilaterally declared TFL's ip to be a dynamic ip, even though it's not. SORBS won't remove it unless I manage to sync forward and reverse dns, which is not a trivial task since concentric controls the reverse ip lookups. And, since I don't have any status with concentric, I'd have to relay the request through someone else, and that becomes a huge mess with potential for miscommunication and all that.

Tell your ISP to tell Trueband to stop being retarded, or get your isp to set up its own mail server rather than using trueband's. The admins at trueband should be tarred and feathered for using dns blacklists without properly checking them out.

I don't care how much spam your ISP gets. No responsible admin should be using SORBS.
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Old November 29, 2005, 07:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'll see what (If) anything I can do.

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Old December 1, 2005, 07:37 PM   #5
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TYME:

I sent a copy of both your "sticky" and the above post to my ISP(along with a few choice comments of my own).

At 4:49p.m. I did receive one email notification from TFL. Don't know if someone got their stuff together, or it was just a fluke. Let ya'll know.

Thanks for the info and help.

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Old December 2, 2005, 07:33 PM   #6
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Everything seems to be back to normal now. I'm getting notifications like crazy.

Don't know what exactly they did, but I asked them why they let the nastiest **** ever seen through but wouldn't let me get stuff I actually subscribed to...

Thanks again.
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Old December 3, 2005, 01:12 PM   #7
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Your mail is still delivered through trueband, so either your complaint or more likely a mass of complaints from you and others convinced them to stop using SORBS.

We didn't change anything on this end. The only ISP I've complained to is AOL, with lackluster results (see the sticky at the top of this forum).
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