Weighted Private Blacklist: What Is It and How To Remove Yourself From It

The Warmup Inbox Team
The Warmup Inbox Team

What is a Weighted Private Blacklist?

Weighted Private Blacklist lists IP Addresses that are directly related to users’ systems that send unsolicited bulk mail (UBE).  The blacklist was created to tailor to the members of the Weighted Private Blacklist. It’s important to note that this is not a public blacklist service.  The Weighted Private Blacklist does not block mail or deny SMTP connections.                    

The Weighted Private Blacklist has been a reliable spam blocking service since 2004.  The spam detection rates are extremely accurate and there have been very few “false positives”.  The Weighted Private Blacklist is one of the largest blacklists on the internet and is used by thousands of companies.

How Does The Weighted Private Blacklist Work?

The Weighted Private Blacklist lists single IP Addresses, not entire networks.  Since this is a private blacklist, the public cannot report spammers or spam-like activity to the Weighted Private Blacklist.  The service is completely automated, no manual listings are allowed.  When an IP Address is listed, they have most likely been infected with a virus.  If you are on the Weighted Private Blacklist, you may have been a victim of a cyber attack.

How Can I Remove Myself From The Weighted Private Blacklist?

Any user that has been listed on the Weighted Private Blacklist will be removed after a certain amount of time.  Every single listing is temporary, regardless of the situation, as long as the spam activity stops.  The Weighted Private Blacklist also offers a lookup option where IP Addresses can be looked up and removed by anyone.  The Weighted Private Blacklist allows administrators to remove IP Addresses, no questions asked, if they believe there has been an error.  The only time there is restriction is if the organization believes there has been a repeat offender.    

How do I reduce my risk of getting onto the Weighted Private 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.

Unsolicited Bulk Mail (UBE): Large amounts of spam email sent to users who did not request it