Email Blacklisting

Email Blacklisting

What is Blacklisting?

Email Blacklisting is a list of Normally, domains and IP addresses that allows internet service providers (ISP) and other website administrators to block emails or traffic from specific systems. It’s usually those that has a reputation for sending spam and other malicious content.


What is IP blacklisting?

Every server has an IP address that defines its location on the internet. As for your emails, they are sent from an email delivery service to be sent to the receiving services such as Gmail. IP is listed on a blacklist this may be due to the reputation of your ISP (Internet Service Provider) itself.


What is Domain blacklisting?

Domain blacklisting degrades the reputation of the domain itself and mostly caused due to  sending emails classified as “spam”.

 How Domain or IP Get on Blacklists

Email Blacklisting

List of Popular Email Blacklisting Check Databases.

For checking your domain listing in the blacklist database here are some of the most popular ones you can look up your IP or domain name in:

  • Mail genius
  • Mail tester
  • Composite Blocking List (CBL)
  • Senderbase
  • Spam and Open Relay Blocking System (SORBS)
  • Spamhaus Block List (SBL)
  • XBL Exploits Block List
  • Spamcop
  • Passive Spam Block List (PSBL)
  • Invaluement
  • Barracuda
  • SenderScore

There are Two Ways to Remove Blacklisting on your Domain or IP.

Self-Service Removal:

Some blacklists have a self-based process. In this service, you have to target only an engaged audience and remove spammy keywords which are in your email body. With this practice, you will get a high open rate and thus will remove blacklisting from your domain.

Time-Based Removal:

Most blacklists have a time-based process. In this process you have to stop your email activities for the time being (1 week) and for the Higher-level backlisting may take a longer period for the removal of blacklisting.

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