NJABL blocklist closed for good


The NJABL blocklist has shut down for good. The zone files are empty and are expected to stay that way for a while.
Anyone using NJABL, either for yes/no delivery decisions or as part of a scoring system, should remove that blocklist from their setup.

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  • IMHO people owe Jon Lewis (NJABL founder and maintainer for all these years) a huge thank-you. The NJABL lists weren’t widely-used in the end, but they were properly kept up, caught spam, and didn’t cause many FPs. Long ago I quit using most of the non-professionally maintained BLs because I’d found most of them too unreliable when I didn’t want to have to watch closely. I just removed the NJABL a couple of days ago after I heard that it was closing.
    Thanks for all those years of service, Jon!

  • Replying to an almost 6 year old post might not have many eyes see this, but I’ve just had a weird thing happen and it might help someone. Somewhere over the last 2 days, some people have been getting rejection messages from my Exchange 2010/SBS 2011 server and they finally called me to let me know. I had a few block lists, including dnsbl.njabl.org configured in the Hub Transport/Anti-Spam section from years ago when I set the server up. I disabled NJABL first up, and it all started working again. It had been blocking from people’s work domains to me, as well as hotmail and yahoo emails. All good now.

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