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It is my understanding that Eudoramail has a huge blocked list in addition to each accounts individual blocked list that feed the big one.
I am wondering what to do if I want to recieve an email from a person that is one that large blocked list, such as, I ask an ebay seller a question and they reply. Obviously, I don't wan't that message to be blocked and I have no idea if the ebay seller is blocked from eudoramail or not.
08-26-2002, 09:10 PM
For obvious reasons, I personally would not want to do any business with a spammer. I agree though that it would be nice to see Eudora’s blocked list. I cannot get mail from my nephew (not a spammer) via Eudoramail at my end. I also cannot send to one other person via Eudoramail. I used to recommend Eudoramail, but flaws in it have made me look for an alternative. I recently got a free POP3 at SoftHome.net.
But to answer(?) your question, there is a “contact us” button on the Eudoramail site after you log on. If you use it right now you will be at least the second user to ask for the list today.
The devil needing ice skates is more likely than either of us receiving a reply!
Do you think that this softhome.net is the way to go then?
What I meant was, that I am looking for something like the Hotmail Custom Filters so that even if the address is blocked, the can include a certain word in thier subject line and the message will still be delivered to your inbox.
Most likely your friend's ISP is RBL'd (http://mail-abuse.org/rbl/). This once happened to an acquaintance of mine on another forum. He Private Messaged me on the forum and said that he had tried to send me an email, but that it had been returned with an error message he did not understand, and included the error message along with his PM to me. Turns out, he had received an email notification from my ISP (PacBell.net) that his email had been rejected by them because PacBell uses the MAPS RBL (http://mail-abuse.org/rbl/) to screen for potential Spam (for this I congratulate them!). He was referred to http://mail-abuse.org/rbl/enduser.html for information on how to remove himself or his ISP from the Mail Abuse Prevention System Realtime Blackhole List (MAPS RBL).
I'm sure he wasn't a Spammer (in fact he was the owner of the forum and was hosting it on his own server), but there are many ways to get on the MAPS RBL besides generating Spam - for instance, merely using an ISP with an open relay can cause your ISP to be RBL'd. There is an excellent description of the MAPS Realtime Blackhole List and its history at http://mail-abuse.org/rbl/candidacy.html
About the only way I know of for your friend to send you email (other than convincing his ISP to stop providing service to Spammers) is for you to get an email account with someone who doesn't use the RBL to screen email. You might try a Webmail account such as is provided free by Netscape or Yahoo. I don't know whether they screen email using the MAPS RBL or not. I personally think it's a small price to pay for MAPS' great work eliminating Spam. Maybe you should ask him to send his mail to you via the US Postal Service. ;)
08-29-2002, 11:33 AM
I am running Mailwasher before downloading my mail from SoftHome.net. It allows you to set up your own database of spammers. So far, I have not been put on any spammer lists by setting up this account, but it is only a week old. It is too soon to recommend them, but so far so good!
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