How to find a web host that doesn't get blacklisted?
March 28, 2007 7:47 AM Subscribe
Our webhost keeps getting blacklisted. What can we do?
posted by reborndata to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I run our church's website, and have it hosted with a shared web host- midphase.com. We've been very, very happy with midphase in most respects (reliabilty, performance, tech support, price), but recently we've been finding that large ISPs (comcast, Cox, Verizon, etc...) have been blocking their netblock as a source of spam (not our specific server). This is a huge issue because we make heavy use of mailman-based mailing lists to communicate with our members, and many of them have accounts with these ISPs.
Has anyone else found a way to deal with this problem? The only solutions I can think of are:
1. Switch to a web host that is better at controlling spam. Unfortunately, there aren't any indpendent sources for judging this that I can find... any suggestions?
2. Run our own mail server on our own fixed IP. This is highly undesirable because of the challenge of maintaining something like this over the long term, given the shortage of technically-competant volunteers.
3. Find some sort of relay service that we can send our e-mail through. I assume these exist... but would any (a) allow us to send the volume of mailing list traffic that we do (several lists have over a hundred subscribers) and (b) not be blocked themselves. Any suggestions?