Thanks, Simon - you make some good points about resources and which ones are better for some things. I am not going to argue on differences in opinions.
Back to the subject at hand. I contacted Frontbridge, they told me that it is not their own internal blacklist, and that they are using their "Microsoft might" to be removed from this blacklist.zap. Therefore they cannot remove this clients IP address. The saga continues...
I contributed to that thread on Experts Exchange, and have been attempting to find out what I can about this blacklist.This blacklist.zap appears to be something very new, it has only started to come up in the last week or so. It has taken a little while to find out who the source was. Fortunately someone managed to discover its likely source despite nothing official anywhere else on the internet.It would appear to be internal blacklist from Frontbridge/Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services, although the exact process to get off the list is currently unclear. There is nothing on the Frontbridge web site about using blacklists, or what criteria or source they are using for the blacklist. At the moment people are having to call their support to get off the list. If that continues then I wouldn't be surprised if something is posted somewhere to get the load of the support lines.I am trying to find out more so that I can update the question on that site.As for the accuracy of the information on EE, it does vary on its topic areas. However the Exchange server topic area is frequented by at least three Exchange MVPs, and four or five people who work for Microsoft support in the US.The site isn't dedicated to Exchange, it covers a large number of IT topic areas, but in the Exchange server topic area we have a very high success rate.
However, it does depend on what you are looking for. If you want howto type guides then it is not for you, and you would be better of looking at msexchange.org, microsoft.com etc. However if you have a very specific issue then it can prove to a good resource.Simon
From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Danny
Sent: 24 October 2006 20:54
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: 88.blacklist.zap - Anyone know where this blacklist is?John, you have your sources and I have mine. Experts-Exchange.com is not at the top of my list. My definition of a reliable source: a specific resource that contains concise information focused on that product or technology or the actual vendor/author/creator. For example, if I am looking for information on how to get removed from an email blacklist, I would hope that I could search for the website responsible for the blacklist and at least find a few hits pointing directly to that site. Not one thread on Experts-Exchange and a bunch of links in German in the search results. As another example, if I am looking for information on ISA, I go to www.isaserver.org, www.isatools.org, http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/, www.microsoft.com, and www.microsoft.com/isaserver/default.mspx, and search their respective sites. I do not spend too much time on Experts-Exchange because it is not a focused/specific resource.
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On 10/24/06, John T (Lists) <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
What do you mean by reliable source? Do you mean a source for information that you will just take as absolute perfect truth without any thought or testing? Sorry, I do not know of such a source.
There are however plenty of resources out there that I use frequently in the pursuit of knowledge on how to accomplish what I am trying to do.
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