Earthlink MX from *Earthlink* dynamic IPs blocked?

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Dec 3 17:40:28 CST 2010

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Blake Dunlap" <ikiris at>
> > I don't know why this should be especially surprising. They probably
> > use RBL's, etc, just like everybody else and I doubt the RBL cares
> > whether the source is earthlink vs. earthlink's address space.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be easier to just set your linux box to use submission
> > and one of earthlink's mail servers, just like any other client
> > ought to be doing these days?
> We do the same thing, if you aren't an authenticated client, you're
> just another unknown mail server on the internet, so the same
> deliverability rules apply with DNS etc. You do not get special treatment just
> because you are on one of our ip blocks as far as inbound MX submission via SMTP.

Got it; yeah, maybe that shouldn't have been a surprise.  I guess I'll have 
to smart host her to their internal outbound server; that workaround works 
for me with RoadRunner, it ought to work on EL as well.

Nothing to see here; move along.  

-- jra

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