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spamassassin-users: Re: SORBS


From: <n.frankcom_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Apr 20 2010 - 18:39:14 GMT
To: John Rudd <>

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:26:27 -0700, John Rudd <> wrote:

>Having full rDNS isn't the issue.
>What probably happened was something like this:
>1) your ISP reported their dynamic addresses to SORBS, or SORBS
>inferred them via various means.
>2) SORBS listed those addresses in DUL
>3) Your ISP ran low on static addresses, and allocated to you one of
>the addresses that was formerly a dynamic address.
>4) Your ISP did NOT inform SORBS of the change, or SORBS mechanisms
>for inferrence didn't pick up the change (or they don't bother to try
>to detect such changes)
>5) You're in the DUL even though you think you shouldn't be, because
>you're on a static IP.
>What you need to do is force #4 to get fixed.
>rDNS is a helpful part of the bigger picture, but has nothing to do
>with the above 5 steps/events.
>On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 10:17, Nigel Frankcom <> wrote:
>> My IP has full rDNS supplied by my ISP - please feel free to ping -a
>> and tell me what exactly is wrong wit that?
>> On 20 April 2010 16:08, Benny Pedersen <> wrote:
>>> On tir 20 apr 2010 15:04:53 CEST, Nigel Frankcom wrote
>>>> If anyone has any ideas - please let me know?
>>> if your isp give you dul ip, then you must use isp smtp servers as relay
>>> not a fault of sorbs some isp is badly informing users on howto
>>> if you really want to use you ip as server make sure it relly is allowed
>>> from your isp, the report from sorbs says me its not a static ip
>>> ps: if you need to have mail sent from home server make it use smtp auth to
>>> gmail, and the problem is totaly gone, if that is not possible change isp !
>>> --
>>> xpoint

Fair point, just come off the phone to my ISP, they can't get any
response from sorbs.


PS - the ISP approach was my 1st attempt - a week ago tomorrow (GMT)