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From a newsgroup posting ....

Question: Our mail servers <server #1 IP>, <server #2 IP>, <server #3 IP> are currently still showing as blocked even the it has reached the zero hour. When exactally does the delisting happen?

Answer: > Our mail servers <server #1 IP>,

delisted: 5/6/2005 11:05:01 AM -0400

<server #2 IP>,

delisted: 5/6/2005 11:05:01 AM -0400

<server #3 IP>

delisted: 5/6/2005 11:05:01 AM -0400

> are currently

> still showing as blocked even the it has reached the zero hour. When

> exactally does the delisting happen?

Once an IP reaches the "0" hour then it can take up to 2 or 3 hours for

the information to propagate thru the various cron jobs to the mirrors. Will

be delisted in 0 hours means it has started into the delist process.

Ellen

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Based on a new query here about a different displayed message, the additional data is offered;

From: "Wazoi"

To: deputies

Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:15 PM

Subject: zero hours vice short time

> http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4551

> I had added a FAQ entry dealing with the "will be

> de-listed in zero hours" message to try to head off

> all the questions on what that meant.  Now I've got

> this query going on, and having never seen this

> phrase, is it possible that you folks would now if

> the code has been changed to read "in a short

> time" so as to also stop the "zero hours" queries?

> Asking to see if I need to change/update the FAQ.

(Following is edited a bit, per Ellen's request)

I think we did change the message from "0 hours" to "in a short time" to

make the message clearer.

FYI this is what happens: when an IP becomes eligible for delisting there

is a whole series of processes that have to complete and this can take <some

time> until the propagation and processing completes. The exact amount of

time varies based on how busy the system is and how many IPs are being

processed so specifying a specific amount of time doesn't work. But yes,  in

the faq you should make the change from 0 time to in a short time. <snip>

Ellen

SpamCop

Note should be taken that this process and propogation delay for de-listing also occurred at the other end, specifically that there was additioanl time allowed for the "problem" to be taken care of prior to getting listed.

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