DNSBL.NET.AU to shutdown April 1, 2009

The Blacklist DNSBL.NET.AU will be shutting down very shortly, please review your spam filters to prevent a disruption of services.

A warning from the DNSBL.NET.AU:

Please note that as of Wednesday, April 1, 2009 the DNSBL.NET.AU blacklist will cease to exist. Prior to this date, please ensure that all MTA’s that are utilising the DNSBL blacklists are reconfigured to no longer point to these servers.

What happens to your email system, after our protection system firewalls your dnsbl.net.au querying server is COMPLETELY BEYOND OUR CONTROL!!!! Email systems relying upon a timely response to DNS queries to dnsbl.net.au may timeout, delay email, or even prevent email delivery entirely. Please, if you do not understand this warning, cease using dnsbl.net.au services immediately, and consult your local technical support people.

Note the domain AU – Australia – and account for the time zone differance of UTC +8, +9 and +10 in comparison to Eastern Standard is UTC -5.

Hat tip: DNSBL.net
Photo Credit: DNSBL.NET.AU

Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

Matthew Vernhout is a digital messaging industry veteran and Certified International Privacy Professional (Canada) (CIPP/C) with nearly two decades of experience in email marketing. Matthew is 250ok’s Director of Privacy, and he is currently the Vice Chair of the eec, after serving for several years as the Chair of their Advocacy Subcommittee. Matthew was recognized as the 2019 eec thought-leader of the year.

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