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SysQuadrat Blacklist Removed from Our Blacklist Tool

We recently had added a new Blacklist to our tool called SysQuadrat with the cooperation of the list manager. Unfortunately the RBL provider didn’t realize the amount of traffic that our tool would be sending him, so his list got a bit more than bargained for. The RBL Provider also let us know that his list is only for Paid Users. At this time we have removed the SysQuadrat Blacklist from our tool.

For more information on what Blacklists are and how MxToolBox can help, read this blog post.

MxToolBox is not affiliated with any Blacklists, we just provide a public tool that can be utilized to see if you are on a Blacklist. If you are on a Blacklist, rest assured as we do offer Blacklist Protection! For more information please feel free to visit our website or email us at

We’re always looking for new Blacklists to add, so if you want to suggest one to us, please send an email to

For information about other Blacklists that have shut down or Blacklists that are having problems, view this forum post.

Is Your Company in the Path of Hurricane Irene? Protect Your Company’s Email with Email Disaster Recovery with MxToolBox

To our friends on the East Coast: If your company is in the path of Hurricane Irene and you don’t have your server prepared, we can help! Our Emergency Email Continuity Product is designed to provide an inbound backup email platform. Our system works by creating a backup mailbox for each of your users that is constantly running. In the event of impending severe weather or Hurricane, you can have peace of mind that your email is safe. Our servers have unlimited mail spooling and will safely store your email until you are ready for it to be released.

Our Emergency Mail system even provides a natural “meeting place” for employees to regroup and collaborate after a widespread disaster when even the office is unavailable. The rich AJAX web client allows users to send and receive mail from their Zimbra mailbox from anywhere at anytime.

Please be safe! If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to reach out to use at or at (866)-MXTOOLBOX / (866)-698-6652.

Epsilon Data Breach: Could Lead to a Rise in Phishing Attacks

The recent Epsilon Press Release letting their clients know that a major security breach had occurred at their company has email security companies like MxToolBox on the alert. Epsilon is one of the largest distributor of permission-based emails in the world and that equates to around 40 billion marketing emails per year. They have revealed that millions of individual email addresses were exposed during the attack and breach of their servers. Among Epsilon’s customers are US Bank, JPMorgan Chase, TiVo, Capital One, the Home Shopping Network, LL Bean Visa Card, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Best Buy, Disney Destinations, Walgreens, and many more. (

You may ask what exactly is phishing and why is it so dangerous? Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as user names, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one (

Additional Resources
Original Epsilon Press Release regarding incident.
Epsilon Breach Affects JPMorgan Chase, Capital One
Massive Epsilon breach affects JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, US Bank and others
Seven of the top Fortune 10 use Epsilon