Bell Sympatico banned as a spammer.

Thu May 26 14:56:27 2005 EDT (-0400 GMT)

On the Bell network, want to send me eMail? Well you can’t.

Apparently someone’s been using their Bell Sympatico eMail account to send spam, this got someone’s attention and they ‘punished’ them by adding them to the spammers list at My eMail provider and web host subscribes to the free list of banned servers that provides, and good for them for protecting me. Shame on Sympatico for letting this happen.

According to their web site if no-one sends spam from Sympatico’s servers ( for seven days they’ll remove them from the list:

To get your IP off our List, you have to make your System stop sending mail to our Spamtraps first.
After your System stopped spamming there are 2 ways to have your IP removed from our blacklist:

There is no need for you to request removal, if you do not want to pay.
Every IP at Level 1 will expire 7 Days after the last mail from it hit our SPAMTRAPS.
This means your IP will be removed automatically after that period.

If you do not want to wait 7 Days, you may request a paid immediate removal.
Fee for this is 50 Euros per IP. Payments are accepted by Paypal only.
Removal will be done by hand, as soon as Paypal tells us, they received your money.
Click here if you want to request a paid removal.

Here’s a copy of the eMail someone was sent back when my mail server declared bell’s server, a spammer.

(eMail address changed to protect myself and others from more spam!)

From: Mail Administrator [email protected]
Date: May 26, 2005 3:13:07 PM EDT
To: person who was trying to send me mail from Sympatico
Subject: Mail System Error – Returned Mail
Reply-To: Mail Administrator postmaster

This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:

Each of the following recipients was rejected by a remote mail server.
The reasons given by the server are included to help you determine why
each recipient was rejected.

Recipient: maybespam
Reason: is Spamlisted at

Reporting-MTA: dns;
Arrival-Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 15:12:47 -0400
Received-From-MTA: dns; []

Final-Recipient: RFC822; maybespam
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Remote-MTA: dns; (
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 is Spamlisted at


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