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Posted on: Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:08 am




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I haven't gotten any email for completed puzzles since December 29th.


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Posted on: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:22 am




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mparisi wrote:
I haven't gotten any email for completed puzzles since December 29th.

I changed the IP address of the server then, because a group of IPs it was in is on the "SpamHaus blocklist"

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Because the parent company ("Colocrossing") of my server provider ("ChicagoVPS") apparently hosts a lot of spam servers/networks,
the IP address of calcudoku.org was on a "block list" that is used all over the place (the "Spamhaus SBL")(the IP just happened to
be too similar to that of the spamming servers).

My IP was changed to one that is not on this list (which explains why the server was unreachable for 20 minutes or so this afternoon CET)
(some people/internet providers do lazy caching of these addresses, for them unfortunately the outage was/is longer).

The new IP apparently is on a Verizon blocklist (!). I requested for it to be removed, with full info, but all I got from Verizon
was that it was still blocked :-| From what I understand, they're a monopoly, so they couldn't care less anyway (?)


Your internet provider ("Cox High Speed Internet") is also blocking the IP, because it's on the "Cloudmark CSI DNSBL" (another blocklist).

I'll put in a request to remove it..

Patrick


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Posted on: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:16 pm




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I'm thinking I should relay the site's emails via gmail (which is possible),
which should fix this eternal spam/blocklist problem once and for all..

Will keep you posted.

I have a log of the emails to you that bounced, if you need to have a complete archive [blink]


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Posted on: Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:06 pm




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Post Re: Email confirmation broken?
Ok, it was a [cursing] [crying] [scared] to configure, but now email from the site is relayed via gmail,
which should solve all those crazy blocklist problems.

Please let me know when you start receiving messages again.

Patrick


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Posted on: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:26 pm




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Post Re: Email confirmation broken?
pnm wrote:
Ok, it was a [cursing] [crying] [scared] to configure, but now email from the site is relayed via gmail,
which should solve all those crazy blocklist problems.

Please let me know when you start receiving messages again.

Patrick

I just re-did a puzzle to check it out, and yes, it's working again.

Thanks.


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Posted on: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:41 pm




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mparisi wrote:
I just re-did a puzzle to check it out, and yes, it's working again.


great [thumbsup]

let me know if you want copies of the missed ones (they bounced back to me)


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