How do I get out of the database of senders of spam...?1 minute read
So, you sent some marketing email, and all of a sudden your personal and transactional email lands in your client's SPAM?
If you are not an Internet Marketer and do not spam, you have a good chance of getting out of the Database. However, if you are unsure about any of these, you may be out of luck.
The same applies if you answer any of the following questions no.
'Do I run a confirmed Opt-In mailing list?' (As defined by MAPS and Spamhaus)
If you are not following the RFC guidelines for confirmed opt-in, your list is not confirmed.
Here is what you need to know:
1. How did you get into the Database?
2. How do you get out of the Database?
3. How do you avoid getting into the Database?
4. What are the other ways to get into trouble with email?
Attorneys General in 38 US states have been cracking down on spammers. Other attorneys general have published a hotline for analysis of spam. So it may not end with an inboxing problem.
If you got this far and answered honestly, you may be in a position to get out of the Database.
A few websites allow you to check if your IP address is near a spammer or in a large listed block. This can help you determine if your mail server has been blocked.
If your answer is yes, you have an "Escalated" listing, and it is most likely that you will have to talk to your service provider about solving the problem.
Email is a great way to reach many people, so don't let your IP address block stop you from using email.
If you ended up on spam blacklists and that was not caused by your actions, which might frequently happen with shared resources, a domain that listed more than one IP address in a particular range, or listings of email addresses.
The only party capable of solving the problem, in that case, is the actual owner of the resources and IP address(es) in question.
Third, deleting your listing is relatively simple if you are not truly a spammer or have redeemed yourself. You begin by logging into the SORBS Support System and answering their questions to the best of your ability. Then, if you're still within their threshold and limits, you will be presented with a "Request Deletion" button which lets you "Self-Delete" the listing personally!