Over the holidays we had two instances where emails from our myfairpoint addresses were rejected by AOL because the sending IP address had sent too many SPAM emails. We resent them using a different service and hoped the problem would go away.
This morning an email I sent to a friend in Germany was rejected for the same reason. Detailed text was:
554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [188.8.131.52] blocked using ix.dnsbl.manitu.net; Your e-mail service was detected by mx.selfip.biz (NiX Spam) as spamming at Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:57:59 +0100. Your admin should visit »www.dnsbl.manitu.net/lookup.php?···5.40.169
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable.
An IP lookup on the guilty IP address shows it belongs to Carrierzone.com in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I assume this is the company that provides Fairpoint email hosting.
We had a similar problem when we were Hughnet customers and it continued for years until they subcontracted email hosting to a company in Canada which had better outgoing spam controls (I presume).
Anyone else having a problem?--
HN9000, XP Pro SP3