Request a delisting from a blacklist
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
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2014-08-11 11:48 am
Please remove my IP from youre Blacklist.
2014-08-11 12:20 pm
Thank you for contacting us today. We use blacklists from SpamCop, and Spamhaus for our email filters. They are 2 of the most popular blacklisting services, and are used by many hosts.
Please contact them for delisting from blacklists, their link is listed above.
You can see what blacklists you are included in by running a query at MX Toolbox.
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.