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To stop its Public Mirror infrastructure from being abused, the Spamhaus Project will block queries if usage is outside their Fair Use Policy, e.g. if they come via a public/open resolver, or a user makes an excessive number of queries.
The Project is introducing two error codes to provide a clear signal that there is an issue to users. Users will experience problems if their email infrastructure isn’t set up correctly to parse error codes.
Answer these two questions:
If the answer is “yes” to both, you are likely getting an error code because you are using a resolver with non-attributable DNS. Keep reading below to find out how to fix the problem.
If the answer is “no” to #2, then check the section opposite.
The Project’s Public Mirrors exist to help small independent businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations safely filter their email at no cost. See their Fair Use Policy.
Unfortunately, some users take advantage of a public resolver’s anonymity and use the Public Mirrors for large-scale queries. As a result, queries made via a public/open server may be blocked, returning the result: “NXDOMAIN” (non-existent domain), i.e., no query you run via a public resolver returns a “listed” result.
For further information, read Successfully accessing Spamhaus’ free blocklists using a public DNS.
Many users are unaware their email stream isn’t protected when querying via a public/open resolver. To provide a clear signal of an issue, the Project is introducing the error code: 127.255.255.254.
If users don’t have their email infrastructure set up to parse error codes correctly, they will experience problems with their email stream.
The Spamhaus Project has been planning this for some time and has published several articles introducing these error codes.
The Project Team has been slowly rolling out the introduction of these error codes to ensure they can assist users who are struggling with their email configuration.
You have two options:
To understand how functionality compares between the different Spamhaus DNSBL offerings, take a look at this table.
If the answer is “yes” to both, you are likely getting an error code because you are making an excessive number of queries to the Public Mirrors. Keep reading below to find out how to fix the problem.
If you don’t believe that either of these newly introduced error codes is why you are experiencing issues, contact the Spamhaus Project directly.
The Project’s Public Mirrors exist to help small independent businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations safely filter their email at no cost. They are not suitable for commercial organizations or large query volumes.
Where users take advantage of this free service and are regularly outside the Fair Use Policy, the Spamhaus Project may return “NXDOMAIN” (non-existent domain), i.e., none of your queries will return “listed” result.
Many users are unaware their email stream isn’t protected when they’re outside the Fair Use Policy. To provide a clear signal of an issue, the Project is introducing the error code: 127.255.255.255.
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IP addresses that have been observed to be involved in sending or hosting spam, including hijacked servers and computers infected with botnet malware. These are the longest established blocklists in the industry.
Constantly updated content-based lists including the Domain and Hash blocklists. These use multiple sources to define whether the entity is involved in malicious activity, or whether it is hosting or sending harmful content.
To continue using Spamhaus blocklists via a public resolver sign up for the free Spamhaus Data Query Service.
17 January 2022
Are you currently using the Spamhaus Project’s DNS Blocklists (DNSBLs) and use Cloudflare’s DNS? If you've answered "yes" to both of these questions, you need to make some changes to your email infrastructure.
30 November 2021
I write this article for all of you out there who aren't deeply embedded in this industry because the people I work with are remarkable. The world should know what they are doing to quietly protect all those who say “Spamwho?” be that your grandma or the network nerd at work.
21 February 2021
If you are a Spamhaus Project Public Mirror user, here's the technical information on how to configure your MTA correctly to accept error codes.