In this article I'm going to review how you can request a de-listing from a blacklist, so that you can start to email a provider that has possibly blocked your server's IP address.

De-listing an IP from a blacklist

When your mail server is currently listed in a blacklist, you should receive a bounce-back message stating why. You can read my article on why does email bounce, bounceback, or error for a more in-depth explanation on bounce-back messages.

Depending on the blacklist provider that has blacklisted your server's IP address, the de-listing process would be different. Included in your email bounce-back you'll typically also receive a link to the blacklist provider's website that explains how to request a de-listing.

If you're curious about why you might have to request a de-listing from a blacklist in the first place, our guide on why do mail servers get blacklisted goes into detail about this.

Common blacklist removal pages

bl.spamcop.net www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml
cbl.abuseat.org cbl.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi
b.barracudacentral.org barracudacentral.org/rbl/removal-request
Sorbs.net www.au.sorbs.net/lookup.shtml
dnsbl-1.uceprotect.net www.uceprotect.net/en/rblcheck.php
pbl.spamhaus.org www.spamhaus.org/lookup/
sbl.spamhaus.org www.spamhaus.org/lookup/
xbl.spamhaus.org www.spamhaus.org/lookup/
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