There are people who send spam emails to random email addresses for various purposes especially advertising. For this reason, there are companies that blacklist these websites'IP that send the spam emails.
Basically, the IP address of your website will be blacklisted if you are detected to send spam email to random addresses. There are many reasons that could make your website's IP blacklisted in anti-spam:
Every blacklist database will have its customized conditions for waning IP addresses, and gathering the spam websites. The listing options will depend on the operator and what they wish to apply. Those blacklisting criteria might include a number of listing such as:
These will mostly occur from the configuration issues on the mail server. They include incorrect or missing reveres records of the DNS. They could be a mail server that runs within a suspected range of an IP address.
Evidence Based Listings
These ones are those that the operator has received an indirect or direct evidence that there is an IP address that sends spam emails.
These are set on the basis of the operator, who does not want to receive email from specific ISP or countries that is known to ignore the users unsubscribe option.
When you detected that your website's IP have been blacklisted and you want to reverse it. You first need to ensure that the mail server and network have been configured accordingly. You should also need to check that all the details that are needed for the remedy are correct. This should be according to the prescription of the blacklist. Here are other things that you would want to check before the reverse process.
These will help you to get ready for the blacklist removal process.
Once you have fixed the errors and other hitches on your side. Next, go to the blacklist websites and follow their guidelines. Here are the blacklist removal options:
You could find some blacklists that offer self-service removal option. These features allow you to remove your IP address from the blacklists by yourself. Make sure that you to resolve all the detected issues before request the removal. If your website's IP is blacklisted again, it may get a lifetime blacklisting.
Always use friendly language when requesting for removal. They only want to pretect the users from spam emails and stop spammer from the Web.
The majority of the blacklists have a built-in and works automatically. Usually, for light offending IP addresses can be removed in one or two weeks. On the other hand, if your IP address sent spam email too many times, it will take a longer time. Basically, the less offending, the shorter the IP will be blacklisted.
You might have been on the blacklist for a while, and it could be because of your fault, or someone else’s. Whichever the case, you can get out of it, as long as you are disciplined.