Skip to comments.I'm being blocked by a Barracuda spam filter
Posted on 10/24/2008 8:44:28 AM PDT by rudy45
Spare the jokes please lol. I'm not sending offers to split millions of dollars. I'm sending a simple e-mail to a company. The first time, I get a message from them, saying that Barracuda is blocking me. Then, the person I'm trying to reach sends ME an e-mail. At this point, I'm thinking everything is cool, because now my address is on their white list. Wrong---I send it again to him, and I STILL am blocked.
I went to Habeas to do a reputation check. Problem is, even though I view the full header of my "sent" message, I still can't see the IP address for my e-mail message. Where is it in the header? What other site can I use besides Habeas to check my e-mail reputation? What else can I do? Thanks.
Is your computer turned on? Are you logged in?
can you read lol? spare the jokes lol.
Don't mess with Sarah.
Yes, but I'm about to leave for class, and I'm in a jovial mood [hence the jokes] because UVA's course offering directory for the spring semester is online, and all my math classes have good teachers [believe me, this is VERY important!].
Good luck with dealing with the spam filter. :)
It's really cool lol, when someone writes lol, lol, all over the place, lol, even where it doesn't fit the sentance, lol.
[Not a troll, but reminded me of that certain Sarahcuda picture.]
I also tried to send a simple, text, email to a friend and could not get through, no matter what. I just gave up after a while.
I’m sure someone can get through and those that can will consider the rest of us stupid.
Turn Barracuda off.
Actually, you might want to call up the company/organization you’re trying to reach and tell them about your problem. (They could have it misconfigured and are blocking out people they don’t want to block, like yourself.) And their techi people should be able to help you out a lot more effectively.
yes, particularly because I’m STILL being blocked even after their person sends an outbound message to ME. That should have whitelisted me, but apparently it didn’t.
Thanks, but the Barracuda filter isn’t at my end. It’s at THEIR (i.e. the recipient’s) end.
try getting a gmail or yahoo mail account, and see if that gets through.
my gmail account also got blocked. Can you send me 15 million dollars? Maybe that will fix the problem lol
It’s not always automatic. As the the other poster sez, that company’s techies are going to have to jigger a wire for you. If they have to do it a mess of times, then they’ll set it up to automatically whitelist addies of outgoing messages.
Check your email server’s IP to see if you on an RBL.
If you are using a yahoo account or hotmail account or something along those lines, you’re boned: get in touch with the guy who emailed you by phone and ask him to have the it department whitelist your email address.
To check on your own reputation?
You may have inadvertently spammed that organization in the past. Anyhoo, per another poster, just use an alternative e-mail address.
You might ask your mail administrator about the IP address for SMTP out. It doesn’t appear in your Sent mail in many clients (Outlook, for one) because it hits that folder before it’s routed. You’ve probably already done this, but have your recipient (or his mail administrator) check the Barracuda quarantine folders for the message. If it’s there, that’s your problem. You might also have him or her check their Junk Mail folder on their desktop client if they have that activated at that level. That’s one so obvious that everyone forgets it. Including the mail administrator. :-(
A priest, a rabbi, and a preacher walk into a bar. Bartender says: "Hey, what is this, a joke?"
My email freaks out all the time. Have you considered typing a letter and sending it in the U.S. Mail?
plain text message or HTML/rich text?
Seriously, are you using anonymizer or something like that which might get your mail flagged? If you have a dynamic IP address, maybe try rebooting your modem.
Call the company and ask that they have their system admin put your email address on their “white list”.
I tried to send my wife a Palin cartoon to her work address that was ironically blocked by the Barracuda spam filter.
For a normaly client spam filter, you’d be whitelisted when he sent you the email. But a Barracuda sits on the network and operates under its own rules.
Barracudas use a number of factors on deciding whether or not to block emails. Be sure that the word “BULK” is not in the header! It will actually “score” an email as questionable or even SPAM by the content in the body of the message.
If you keep getting blocked, you can call the person you’re trying to send to and have that person contact their network or email administrator and they will be able to deliver the message. Plus, they can put you in their white list. Just because they can send to you doesn’t mean that you’re currently in their white list.