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"Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:58 pm
by Evil D
This is a new one. Got this one on my phone just now.

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Cleared Chrome cache and cookies, logged back in and everything is fine. This wouldn't let me post or do anything though. :confused:

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:39 pm
by Evil D
Ok maybe not, I'm getting the same message again on my phone even after clearing the cache and deleting cookies.

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:13 am
by TazKristi
Evil D wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Ok maybe not, I'm getting the same message again on my phone even after clearing the cache and deleting cookies.
Hey, David:
Can you PM the IP address it's showing you?

We use a few tools on the forum to help manage spam. One of those tools does look at IPs. To give you a rough idea, we blocked over 4K spam accounts in just the last 7 days.

The message shown to you is from Spamhaus. You can use their tool here, https://www.spamhaus.org/lookup/ to see which list your IP is on (some are worse than others). I'd take a look there and then follow up with your provider to see what actions they are taking based on which list their IP is listed on.

I'm sorry it's such a PITA but imagine the forum if those 4K + accounts got through.

Kristi

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:59 pm
by Evil D
Test

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:59 pm
by Evil D
So now it's working? Wtf is going on?

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:29 am
by Wartstein
This "blacklisted" thing happened to me occasionally since the forum was down in the beginning of 2019, but NEVER before.
I tried to follow what "Spamhaus" asked from me, but did not even unerstand all of it.
After some timeI always got delisted and could post again, without doing anything myself.
This only happened on my phone, never on my laptop at home.

But since a few days it gets REALLY annoying! Both on my phone and my laptop I am blocked from posting, on my laptop permanently, on my phone I get delisted and blackmailed again and delisted again and blackmailed again..

Let me say: I have no problems whatsoever anywhere else on the internet, and did never have such on this forum before the relaunch.

Please help. This is really annoying, and I have absolutely no idea what is going on.

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:21 am
by TkoK83Spy
It's happened to me from my computer at work twice in the past 3 weeks. Seems to last around 3-4 days for whatever reason, then I'm able to post again. Very confusing!

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:59 am
by Wartstein
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:21 am
It's happened to me from my computer at work twice in the past 3 weeks. Seems to last around 3-4 days for whatever reason, then I'm able to post again. Very confusing!
Very ANNOYING, tbh, and I normally don´t get annoyed easily whatsoever... it was ok-ish when it only happened on my mobile phone, but now its also on my laptop at home, so in fact I never know if my posts will be actually POSTED...
and I have no idea why this is. Never, ever had anything like that happen anywhere else on the internet.
And never on this forum before the relaunch.

PS: Concerning THIS very post: Tried to post it from my laptop, was not possible due to me being "blacklisted" :mad:
Now I´ll safe the draft, and try to post from my phone. pure luck, if this will work or not.

Really hope some tech support will chime in soon and solve that issue! Really, if it stays like this I even think of leaving this great forum, as much as I love it. But I don´t have the time for such issues, and I found no way to solve it by myself

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:10 am
by Wartstein
Still can´t post from my laptop. Just from my phone, at least for now.

Asking for advice!

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:58 am
by TazKristi
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:10 am
Still can´t post from my laptop. Just from my phone, at least for now.

Asking for advice!
Hi, Warstein:
The IP Blacklist isn't something we control, but it is something we need. It's part of the anti-spam software that we run in the background. It's sadly a necessary evil to help us protect the forum. When you see the message, it should also show you your IP address. Your IP address is controlled by your internet provider and they are the responsible party to correct the blacklist. Having an IP address that is blacklisted can have other challenges as well - your e-mail could be blocked or flagged as spam through major platforms as most do use Spamhaus as part of their protective protocols.

Once you have the IP address that is blocked, visit https://www.spamhaus.org/lookup/. Enter it into the search fields to see why Spamhaus has blocked it. Once you have that information, contact your internet provider and explain the issue - it should be relatively easy for them to get the IP address cleared. It's even likely that your internet provider uses Spamhaus in some way already - Spamhaus has been around for more than 20 years and they are used by nearly every major e-mail platform in the world.

When you enter your IP into either of the search fields on the link above, you'll find detailed information about what needs to be done to get it removed.

I'm sorry that we have to utilize tools like these but to give you an idea of the necessity, the platform has blocked more than 134K spam attempts in just the past 7 days. Imagine what the forum would be like if all of those got through?

Please contact your provider. They should be able to quickly resolve the issue.

Thanks much for understanding.

Kristi