My hope is this will be the last blog post about emails- spam- blacklists- and other annoyances but now that I'm in the middle of figuring all of this out it seems to be taking up a lot of my time that I normally use for blogging. So bear with me.
There are huge lists of spam filtering businesses? software? companies? I'm not sure what to call them, but they individually compile their own data on spammers and make "blacklists" using a number of different methods. I think, and I'm not totally certain about this point, but larger companies- like Verizon or Earthlink then use this filters. I've spent the afternoon searching for my IP address on these lists and requesting to be removed whenever possible or places on a "whitelist". It's been a tedious process, but one which will hopefully yield results. So- here's to hoping I never have to bring up this topic on the blog again- hopehopehope.