For different reasons, the list
"dnsbl.sorbs.net" can have one of our mail servers blacklisted, and
they demand we pay a fine before it can be removed.
To say the
least, this is very unusual as we work with Spam Cop, ORDB, Spam Haus
and AOL which are some of the most respected and reliable blacklist
providers on the Internet.
Standard practice for these
proviers is to 'blacklist' a Web Host or ISP that it feels is
responsible for SPAM. This is communicated to the offending host or ISP
which then must find and fix the issue to be removed off the list.
way the Sorbs list works is they want you to pay a $50.00 fine to be
removed. If they receive another complaint, you will be re-listed and
then you must pay another fine.
When we are informed by one of
the respected blacklists that a site hosted here is sending unsolicited
spam, the domain gets turned off per zero policy for SPAM and our terms
Fortunately, most Internet Service Providers and
Hosting Providers do not work with Sorbs. However, if you are having a
problem related to a provider using Sorbs, you can have the client that
you are trying to send mail to contact their Internet Service Provider.
They should ask them not to use the Sorbs list, and you can even use
this information as a reference for them. Most ISPs will not use the
Sorbs list after finding out this information.