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Old 20th April 2008, 01:24
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Hmm yeah it seems it is. I checked with the link you provided and it's blacklisted 21 times somehow, on a list of 124 blacklists. I followed a link there which was offering suggestions but it states "Please note that at this time we are only able to respond to requests from the United States or Canada". Unfortunately I live in the UK. I thought maybe if I follow the "Show Details" links on some of the entries it may offer some more information and provide me with an option to un-list my IP address, but most of them lead to chinese/japanese websites and I can't understand them.

I've also checked on spamhaus but thankfully they don't have my server blacklisted.

Can any further advice be given here? Should I fill the form in anyway? Also, should I be concerned with the "service unavailable" messages I'm getting in my log as shown above?
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Old 20th April 2008, 20:03
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Also, should I be concerned with the "service unavailable" messages I'm getting in my log as shown above?
This happens because your server is blacklisted. Therefore Google's mail server pretends to be unavailable.

Do you have a static or a dynamic IP address?
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Old 23rd April 2008, 00:33
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This happens because your server is blacklisted. Therefore Google's mail server pretends to be unavailable.

Do you have a static or a dynamic IP address?
Technically speaking it's a dynamic IP address, however I have cable internet with virgin media (aka ntl) and a wireless router, and the IP address can stay the same for months on end. Plus I like the IP addy I have now... very easy to remember

Are you going to suggest that I restart my modem and router a few times until I get a fresh IP address from my ISP? That would eliminate the blacklisting problem I guess.
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Old 23rd April 2008, 08:52
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That will not eliminate the blacklisting problem if your block has been declared as dynamic by your ISP you are not allowed to send mail directly from there you have to use your ISP as a smart host.
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Old 24th April 2008, 00:36
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How do I do that?
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Edit your sendmail.mc file and set this
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define(`SMART_HOST', `smtp.your.provider')
Then
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cd /etc/mail
make
make restart
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