I, for one, am tired of blacklists being run by people with a god complex. They’re obviously useful and desirable, and they’re not going away. Most recently I discovered the depths of the worst of the worst: A company that sells spam filtering software, seems to have a preference for listing small companies that don’t purchase their software in their in-house blacklist, and refuses to remove them. A good old fashioned shakedown. But enough about MagicSpam and MIPSPACE (the RBL they say they don’t control and yet run in-house).
One thing MXroute has become is a collection of the rest of us, making us all a force to be reckoned with. While others want to try to gatekeep the email protocol and covertly attack their competitors by making it hard to get emails delivered everywhere without purchasing from one of the big names, we’ve all been rising up as a bunch of web designers, hosting providers, and sysadmins and using the brand as our sledgehammer to the market.
It only makes sense that we should continue to work on taking power away from some of these gatekeepers by being better than they are at what they do. I submit that we have better data anyway.
So I’d like to introduce you to the MXroute public RBL: https://mxrbl.com
We’ll be eating our own dogfood and using MXRBL as the exclusive RBL of MXroute, giving our customers the first place in line to influence it. If you’d like to use it on your servers, just add “bl.mxrbl.com” to your RBL list