Today one of the mail servers I'm maintaining seems to be blacklisted in the uceprotect blacklist. I had never heard of them until now. And I must say, the guys at uceprotect really think they are the Gods of mail or something.
If you want to get yourself removed from this list, you either have to wait 7 days - given that your server's IP address doesn't connect to their trap again. Or, you could pay these sons of bitches 50€ (per IP!!!) to get unlisted immediately. This is totally unacceptable, who the hell do they think they are???
In addition to this complete non-sense, they mention on their page how you can find the reason for being blacklisted in your mail logs:
Grep the logs (last 8 days) on your server for following expression:
”Access denied and blocklisted”
Of course, this expression is nowhere to be found in the logs of the mail server that got blacklisted here. This blacklist starts to look like a major scam to me...
Another quote from their website:
It is a fact that if all providers were to implement our 4 suggested steps against email abuse, neither the spam problem nor the virus problem [email propagated] could exist on this planet.
They really think they know it all, don't they? I call this a superiority complex ...
The only thing I can advise mail server administrators is NOT TO USE THIS BLACKLIST...
And to prevent being blacklisted by them, I dediced to add these rules in my firewalls:
iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 25 -d 126.96.36.199 -j DROP
iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp --dport 25 -d 188.8.131.52 -j DROP
(184.108.40.206 is the IP of nirvana.admins.ws, which is one of their spamtraps)