LBL Blacklist Mysteriously Resurfaces

We have been flooded with calls and emails this morning regarding the LBL Blacklist. A large range of users–from self hosted to ISP hosted–have reported being listed on LBL and, subsequently, having their mail blocked. The website, however, seems to be defunct. Users are seeing two different messages:


 








LBL


Listed


LISTED


LBL was terminated MAR 2004. Stop using it.
Return codes were: 127.0.0.1


21568


31


OR










LBL


Listed


LISTED


Wildcard to 127.0.0.1 added 23 JAN 2007
Return codes were: 127.0.0.1


21599


141


Today is the first time we have seen IP Addresses blocked by LBL. We are working to understand the problem and will post updates here. We have had some people ask us to remove LBL from our lookup tool. At this time, we are leaving it up because: a) the fact that it is on our tool is not at all related to the fact that IP Addresses are being blocked, and b) if it is on our tool, then at least users will be able to see what is causing the problem.


WE HIGHLY DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM USING THIS LIST TO BLOCK SPAM. IF YOU ARE USING THIS LIST TO BLOCK SPAM, WE SUGGEST THAT YOU REMOVE IT IMMEDIATELY.   


Check back for updates… 

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