Anonmails Blacklist: What Is It and How To Remove Yourself From It?

The Warmup Inbox Team
The Warmup Inbox Team

What Is The Anonmails Blacklist?

The Anonmails Blacklist flags IP Addresses that have sent spam messages to Anonmail spam traps on the Internet.  Anonmails Blacklist is a German Organization that has a goal of protecting private email addresses from spam.

How Does The Anonmails Blacklist Work?

The Anonmails Blacklist aims to block spam messages from getting to innocent users.  The organization accomplishes this by setting up spam traps to catch the spam mail, viruses, or malware that has been sent.  To have this protection on your own device, you’ll have to add the following ruleset to your local configuration file /etc/mail/spamassassin/  For more information on setting up this spam blocking service, click here.

How Can I Remove Myself From The Anonmails Blacklist?

To check if you are on the Anonmails Blacklist, follow this link.  

The removal process for the Anonmails Blacklist can be reviewed here.  The steps for removal are:

  1. Enter your IP Address in the designated field
  2. Enter your name in the next field
  3. In the “Notice” field, you will need to explain why you are requesting removal.

Please note, Blacklist Organizations need full explanations when requesting removal.  Be sure to state all of the facts and be clear when requesting removal.  

The Anonmails Blacklist is unable to remove a user form the blacklist manually, they need to receive your request.  The Organization welcomes users to contact them if they believe any information on their database is incorrect, missing, or out of date.  You can contact the Anonmails Blacklist here.

How do I reduce my risk of getting onto the Anonmails Blacklist?

The best way to avoid getting listed on a blacklist is to engage in proper email practices such as...

  • Verify all email addresses before attempting outreach
  • Avoid sending unnecessary emails
  • Avoid the use of spam words within your email drafts
  • Keep your sending volume to a minimum (30-50 a day if your inbox has been warmed up with us for at least 30 days)

Blacklist: An online database that aggregates email addresses and domains that have been reported on multiple occasions to be sending out spam or malicious content to others on a large scale. These blacklists are used as a reference by mail servers in order to determine how safe it is to accept messages coming from unknown domains and addresses.

IP Address: Internet Protocol is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network.  IP is the set of rules governing the format of data sent via the internet or local network.