Realtime Black Lists or RBL's
The following RBL's are currently being used by Chautauqua Lake Hosting.
Information may be obtained by clicking on the links below.
The RBL's may be changed from time to time to
best serve the Domain Owners.
# korea.services.net # www.msrbl.net # www.backscatterer.org
www.spamcannibal.org cbl.abuseat.org www.njabl.org
www.projecthoneypot.org # www.spamhaus.org
# rbl.efnet.org www.spamcop.net www.ahbl.org
www.sorbs.net # virbl.bit.nl # www.uceprotect.net
# RBL's that are turned on
I have Turned Off most of RBL's for now, due to problems with local e-mail system that got blocked.
I will be turning them on slowly as I review the RBL's usefulness and possible bad hits on good e-mail
Chautauqua Lake Hosting as well as the customer owned servers
CLH manages are now using Realtime Black Lists or RBL's.
RBL's were imposed because of the extreme amount of spam hitting
the servers. This caused the mail portion of the web servers to stall
out or use an extreme amount of bandwidth and kept legit e-mail
from getting through. And at times made the web servers real slow
because of the spam either being sent to the users mail accounts,
bouncing so many e-mails to non-existent users or overload the
different lines (T's, ADSL's or SDSL's) to the net.
I hated to do this, but I saw no way out, short of installing
special mail servers and adding additional bandwidth just to
support the spam and increase cost to everyone who used my
hosting service or cost to the customer who owned their own
mail and web servers I manage.
Spam is the biggest problem to anyone who uses the internet,
including higher cost in bandwidth usage. And that has to be
paid by the user, not the sender of the spam. 70% or more of
mail in the internet is spam and if we could cut down the
amount of spam out there, we could enjoy the internet even
If the ISP's and VAR's of the world enforced a uniform spam
prevention policy, we, the users and mail server owners
would be better off.
The new law that was just enacted is nothing more than a
toothless tiger with no bite, and in a way, causes more spam.
Until the US Congress gets it's act together and enacts a good
anti-spam law, I had no choice but to do this.
Understand that using RBL's is not a cure all or catch all to spam,
so some spam may get through the RBL's or some e-mail may get blocked.
If you are not receiving an e-mail from a legit source and you need
to receive it, please send me an e-mail with the contacts
e-mail address and name, and I will track down the problem and see if I
can get it fix.
The following local ISP's that have been listed
in one or more RBL's are as follows:
ISP or company Home Office Type of Service RBL's
www.adelphia.net Coudersport PA, Cable modems #www.sorbs.net
# www.netsync.net Fredonia NY, ADSL-SDSL-Dialup's www.spamcop.net
www.welchs.com North East PA and Westfield NY www.njabl.org
These ISP's are local to Western NY and have a direct impact on my
customers using my services and I have contacted them. And have
changed or removed the offending RBL so to limit the effects on
# Removed from the RBL list becaused the ISP fixed it's problem.
The biggest reason that a sender is on a RBL list is because the
sender's Internet Service Provider, or business mail system has been
blocked, for either allowing spam, spammers to use their mail systems,
or the admins have their mail serverís miss-configured so spam can be
passed. The other reason is that your contact is using their own mail
server on a dynamic IP address like a cable modem or DSL and does not
have a real MX record setup in the DNS of their system. There are a
number of other reasons that mail can be blocked and that would take
10 pages to explain.
If you wish to check your IP or company address or the mail servers IP
address, there is a very good site available here at www.rbls.org
I have included most of the locally used Chautauqua County Mail
servers just by clicking on the links below......
*All Class C Addresses of the Mailserver are tested, 254 IP addresses
All unmarked links are testing a single IP address
Some of the Mail Servers at the EagleZip NOC Jamestown NY
Mail Servers at the EagleZip NOC owned by CHS
Mail Servers at the CHS Sherman NY NOC
Mail Server at the CHS Westfield NY NOC
Other Mail Servers
If you have other local mail servers you want added to the list, just
let me know by e-mail at email@example.com
I have also added Open DNS as my main DNS servers so anyone using my DNS's will notice
that if you go to a "Porn" or "Plishing" site you will be redirected to my search page page
at Open DNS because of the blocking. For more information check out www.opendns.com.
Thank you for your understanding
Franklin S Werren, Administrator
As a note: Following up to this letter is the
*CLH = Chautauqua Lake Hosting
Users are prohibited from engaging in improper use or distribution
of electronic mail ("e-mail"). Users are strictly prohibited from
engaging in any of the following activities:
* Sending unsolicited mass or commercial e-mail ("spamming")
for any purpose whatsoever.
* Having third parties send out commercial emails on any
user's behalf. Using CLH to receive replies from
unsolicited emails (referred to as "drop-box" accounts).
* Configuring any CLH email server in such a way that
it will accept third party emails for forwarding
(commonly known as an "open mail relay"). If a site has
roaming users who wish to use a common mail server,
the mail servers are configured to require
some form of user identification and authorization.
CLH does have a Webmail interface avaiable.
*Posting Pornography and pornographic related
merchandising that also includes links to
pornographic content elsewhere.
*Further examples of unacceptable content or links
include pirated software, archives of "Warez
Sites", programs designed to send unsolicited
advertisements (i.e. "spamware"), or any kind
of illegal software or shareware.
*The hacking or defacement of any website on any
server owned and/or maintained by CLH is considered
a felony under the law. Any domain in service at CLH
and is changed with out express permission of either
the server owner or domain owner is also considered
a defacement and will be delt with according to the
letter of the law.
These "Terms of Service" may be changed at any time
without any prior notification. And all Domain owners
will be required to follow the updated TOS.
Privately owned mail/web servers that are managed by CLH
will follow the TOS of the ISP or upstream provider as
well as any policy that is put in place by the owner
of the mail/web server.
Notice to Bulk E-mailers or Spammers
Pursuant to US Code, Title 47, Chapter 5, Subchapter II, p.227
and Pursuant to Can-Spam Act of 2003 just enacted....
any and all unsolicited commercial e-mail sent to any server managed
by or owned by CLH is subject to a download and archival fee in the
amount of $500 US per message.
Anyone who sends unsolicited commercial e-mail to any e-mail address
on any server managed by or owned by CLH will be charged a $500
proofreading fee. Consider this official notification.
Failure to abide by this will result in legal action.