Banned by bluewin.ch

Since Tuesday evening I cannot send mail to bluewin.ch (one of the leading providers here) from codeconsult.ch anymore, apparently they blocked my server for some (probably spam-related) reason.

I found a workaround using another SMTP server, but this is weird: incoming spam can be killed fairly easily, but if providers start blocking incoming domains or IP blocks based on spam that they received with fake mail headers we’re in trouble.

Connectivity going down. Now the hard part is finding who to contact, the bluewin site is not exactly rife with technical contact information.

Update #1: I’m trying the WHOIS technical contact for bluewin.ch, it will be interesting to see if someone answers…

Update #2: Funny, bluewin seems to have the same problem with other providers sometimes. I haven’t gotten any answer from them yet but I’m not giving up!

Update #3: No human response yet (I’m not counting on it after four days), but the ban has been lifted, my server is not blocked anymore.

6 Responses to Banned by bluewin.ch

  1. iiome says:

    I had the same problem with a server in france: aol seems to have the same policy. So we had to use a smarthost to route mail to this domains.

  2. T.B aker says:

    My problem is I’m using my girlfriend internet sevice with bluewin.ch as a quest. But I want a email address in english.. How can this be done on the bluewin channel and receive email on that channel in english. Thank You if you respond..

  3. Christa says:

    Actually i am in Kenia and unfortunately I can’t access my mails at all.I am crazy!!!!!!!!!

    Please advice with immediately effect

  4. Gorge says:

    Hello bluewin

    If i my ask,is there anything wrong will your server!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t login and my user name and password are ok.

    please advice accordingly

  5. Dear Readers,

    You might find interesting answers to your questions at http://codeconsult.ch/bertrand/archives/000709.html.

    Thanks for visiting ;-)

  6. Jordi Carreras says:

    Since yesterday (Friday 28) unable to reach server bluewin.ch
    I see I am not elone in this situation…
    I am not a technical … I only need things work ! J.C.

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