How to Blacklist an entire domain

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How to Blacklist an entire domain

Postby AniG » 6:33am, Tue 22 Aug, 2006


I am using PHPlist 2.10.2. Its been great. But for the last few months I and my Host have been dealing with AOL's continual harrassment over spamming. While all the users on my lists have opt-in records (they volunarily confirmed their subscription) AOL's stupid and archaic spam complaint system doesn't care about that. All an AOL users needs to do is click on the spam button on their crappy aol mail app and AOL deems it to be spam and the source is threatened with a blacklist.

While I have been removing all AOL users in all my lists manually since then, is it a way to block sending mails to the domain? Is there a way to implement a blacklist feature in phplist for domains? Does anyone know of a phpMyadmin command set that will make it easier and more automated to simply remove subscribers from a certain domain?

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Postby H2B2 » 10:32pm, Tue 22 Aug, 2006

Manual blacklisting of a domain is already a feature request. With some luck it might be available in a future version, probably v2.11. Anyway, being able to blacklist a domain to avoid being blacklisted oneself could be an interesting feature for those who have to deal with AOL-like policies.

Haven't yet stumbled on any hack in the forums, but haven't really searched for it either.
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Second that domain ban request

Postby willbro » 8:40am, Mon 25 Sep, 2006

Very good idea.
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Blacklisting domains ....

Postby wpo1408 » 6:16am, Fri 23 Mar, 2007

I could really use this feature too.
It would save bandwidth; time; annoyance; money; complaints, etc.
If you hear of a method, please let me know too.

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Postby sense-it » 10:08am, Sat 25 Aug, 2007

delete from phplist_user_user where email LIKE '';

That should help you out in the meantime until a feature is added.

Note: this doesn't get rid of user attributes and is a very crude method of performing this function. Use at your own risk.
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Postby DeweyW » 2:53am, Tue 20 Nov, 2007

Could this not be done in sendmail or whatever SMTP client you are using?

So far there has been no addtion to PHPList to accomodate this, so a work-around might be a blacklist that prevents sendmail from sending to a particular domain.

There are numerous blacklist and sendmail rules available on the Net.
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wehn we'll have it?

Postby matteoraggi » 7:48pm, Wed 06 Feb, 2008

when more or less will have this function working by default on phplist?
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Postby H2B2 » 8:27pm, Mon 03 Mar, 2008

This thread has been split.

Continued in the mods forum:
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