[amsat-bb] Re: Confirm Message (Moderator please help??)

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 03:42:43 PST 2013


This is a problem which has been around for some time, and is getting worse.  Small ISPs, and some
larger ones, use spam control programs such as Spam Cop and Iron Key.  They have various ways of
detecting spam sources, and these are blocked at the ISP level, so you never see the messages sent to
you.  Unfortunately they block entire domains, such as AMSAT.ORG, usually for 24 hours unless the
block is reset.  If your ISP is blocked, you have about a 50-50 chance of getting a bounce message
when you send a message. 

I have to get my internet from a small rural phone company, and eventually had to give up on using
their email.  Their domain was frequently blocked, so I never knew whether email would go through.
When I found out about a problem, I could contact their tech people who were good about fixing it, but
the same thing might happen the next day.  I finally moved to Gmail, which is so huge no one would
dare block them, and they have resources to handle incoming spam.  



<-----Original Message-----
<From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org 
<[mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Joe Leikhim
<Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:01 PM
<To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
<Subject: [amsat-bb] Confirm Message (Moderator please help??)
<I just got the following message from AMSAT-BB implying a 
<problem sending the digest to my e-mail account. Can anyone 
<tell me if I am alone with this problem? I had another person 
<complain of bounces to my account. I really want to fix this 
<if I can. My ISP Inmotionhosting claims that dome other e-mail 
<servers are blocked globally due to spam. I have no idea how 
<to fix this.
<I had to resubscribe to the BB.
<"Your membership in the mailing list AMSAT-BB has been disabled due to
<excessive bounces The last bounce received from you was dated
<30-Nov-2013.  You will not get any more messages from this list until
<you re-enable your membership.  You will receive 1 more reminders like
<this before your membership in the list is deleted.
<To re-enable your membership, you can simply respond to this message
<(leaving the Subject: line intact), or visit the confirmation page at"
<Joe Leikhim
<Leikhim and Associates
<Communications Consultants
<Oviedo, Florida
<JLeikhim at Leikhim.com
<Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of 
<the author.
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