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domains promoted by spam

 9:37 pm on Apr 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is there a way to find out, if an expired domain was not owned by a spammer?

Also, what are the consequences? Are domains that have been promoted with spam blacklisted and banned from search engines?



 9:41 pm on Apr 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

And a similar question I have

I have this one person that I can never reply to his emails. I alway get a return aying the domain has been blacklisted (ris.net). He says this is his regular dialup service provider.

Any solutions?


 9:50 pm on Apr 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Blacklisted by who? If you mean the RBL, just go to the and see. Your question is generic. Their are lots of blacklists.

Now there are lots of means of spamming a domain and getting blacklisted. Do you mean email spamming or SE spamming? If you mean SE spamming, no there is not a good way to tell. If you mean email spamming see the comment above.

Your domain is most likely on a blacklist if you can't send an email to your friend. Contact the ISP and ask what blacklist and how you clear yourself. You should also check and make sure your server is not running an open relay.


 12:52 am on Apr 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

what is a domain is blacklisted on those major lists. does it affect its search engine ranking in any way?


 2:09 am on Apr 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

For what I am aware email spam blacklists do not effect SE results. I am not aware of SE that filter based on those blacklists. But I think they should. Spam needs to die!


 2:21 am on Apr 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

those blacklist guys are paranoid. they blacklisted half the Internet

email forwarding will soon become completely impossible

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