What is a RATS-Spam Blacklist?
The RATS-Spam Blacklist is a blacklist that focuses on IP Addresses that have a history of abuse. An example of abuse is spam resulting from an open-relay, virus traffic, or unsolicited bulk email. When an unknown email first makes contact with a mail server, determining the authenticity and validity of the sender is difficult to assess due to the amount of unknown information a mail server has available to them with 1 piece of mail. Blacklists exist for the benefit of the internet in general, as they act as a “No Entry” list based upon what negative behavior other mail servers have reported. The primary activities that would land a domain onto a blacklist are high bounce rates, a large amount of emails being marked as spam, and low engagement with your emails
How Do I Find Out If I Am On The RATS-Spam Blacklist?
RATS-Spam Blacklists allows users to check their IP Address on their site for free as many times as they’d like to. It’s a very simple process and does not require a username or password. There are a lot of reasons your IP Address may have triggered RATS-Spam’s automatic ‘RAT’ detection traps:
- Sending unsolicited spam
- Sending viruses in the forms of links or attachments on emails
- Sending large amounts of bulk mail
How Can I Remove Myself From The RATS-Spam Blacklist?
The email administrator must be the one who requests removal from the RATS-Spam Blacklist. RATS-Spam offers an option to check your IP Address for free on their website. If you think your IP Address was added to the RATS-Spam Blacklist by mistake, the process is simple…
- You just need to enter your IP Address
- Search for your IP Address on the long list
- Request removal.
RATS-Spam asks its users to please not abuse this privilege.
How do I reduce my risk of getting onto the RATS-Spam 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)
Open-relay: An SMTP server configured to let anyone send emails
Virus-traffic: Numerous malicious emails sent with the intent to spread from device to device to cause damage and gain access to personal information.
Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE): Email sent to a large audience without their consent.
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