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TODAY, two posts on my listserv, which has been running unblocked since 1994, got BLOCKED -- and I don't know if it's the listserv getting blocked, or the "users" who posted. Both are in India.

I tried the SpamCop IP lookup to see if any of the IPs were blocked by SpamCop and they're NOT.

However, at the end of the header it said:

> X-SpamCop-Disposition: Blocked xbl.spamhaus.org

One of the guys had indeed sent a spam to the list -- advertising links, etc., -- but I just want to make sure the list itself is not blocked.

It's whitelisted on my SpamCop -- but was still put in the HOLD folder

Can anyone steer me in the right direction???

Thanks

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However, at the end of the header it said:

> X-SpamCop-Disposition: Blocked xbl.spamhaus.org

One of the guys had indeed sent a spam to the list -- advertising links, etc., -- but I just want to make sure the list itself is not blocked.

It's whitelisted on my SpamCop -- but was still put in the HOLD folder

Can anyone steer me in the right direction???

Thanks

You need to look at the other spamcop headers to fully determine which IP address listed the message (it will be the last IP listed). Also presenting the other headers will help us determine why it was not whitelisted.

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I tried the SpamCop IP lookup to see if any of the IPs were blocked by SpamCop and they're NOT.

However, at the end of the header it said:

> X-SpamCop-Disposition: Blocked xbl.spamhaus.org

[snip]

It's whitelisted on my SpamCop -- but was still put in the HOLD folder

Sounds like this is an Email or Lounge topic...

My understanding is that the whitelist overrules any blocklist filtering.

As Steven Underwood notes, without seeing the headers it is impossible to say what has happened. My GUESS would be that the list address isn't what Email service is seeing which means the whitelist isn't effective and then the original sender's IP is being identified as a spam source. But without the headers this is conjecture.

Andrew

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Thanks guys...

I checked each IP address, and it was the sender's -- not the list.

My lists are getting to the point where they're not worth it any more...

they're heavily moderated, but continue to get 50 attempted spams

for every authentic post. If it weren't for the loyal following of the

list, I would have shut it down yesterday.

Thanks

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