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OT: SpamAssassin failures

I'm sorry for disturbing the mailing list, but SpamAssassin has marked my company's server as a spammer. This was because our ISP failed to respond to the DNSBL's requests, so it was black listed. I corrected this problem and I am working on getting my ISP to be more responsive, but I am frustrated by SpamAssassin which seems to cache old entries. Christopher Faylor responded that he needed more information, so I responded to his request.

Guess what? My response was blocked by SpamAssassin. Since the Cygwin web site offers no other method of communication except email, this left me with a problem. I am solving that problem by disturbing this list. Sorry.

So, this message is directed to Christopher Faylor:

I provided the info I had - just not the bounced message. SpamAssassin uses various DNSBL providers including the one I referenced. In the bounce was the URL I specified as the reason I was banned. Not much else was included.

I'll try to respond with the actual bounce. But the source of the information seems to be cached rather than updated from the source by SpamAssassin. Can you clear your cache?

Which bounced, so here is a copy of the bounce:
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. 

Subject: Fw: Undeliverable: Re: Please help! We are not SPAMMERS 
Sent: 11/25/2008 6:18 PM 

The following recipient(s) could not be reached: 

  '' on 11/25/2008 6:18 PM
  There was a SMTP communication problem with the recipient's email server. Please contact your system administrator.
  < #5.5.0 smtp;550 Blocked> 

If you follow the indicated web site from (as I indicated in my first message) you will find that this site is no longer blocked. But your SpamAssassin is still blocking it. This implies that it has cached this information.

Can you please clear your cache, or otherwise address this problem?




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