Why is my IP blocklisted and what can I do about it?
Why is my IP blocklisted?
Are you wondering,"Why is my IP blocklisted?" and want to know what you can do about it?
The most common reason is that the IP address has been reported, and consequently blocklisted, is for sending out spam emails. Perhaps you are sending emails without permission (don't! just don't) or perhaps someone is using your IP to send such emails (so make sure your security features are up to date and reliable). To avoid being blocklisted in the future, never buy or rent email lists. Sending to harvested lists is guaranteed to tarnish your company's reputation. And make sure to include an unsubscribe option in your emails.
The best way to ensure your IP address isn't blocklisted if to avoid marketing practices that put you at risk. So, don't use purchased lists, ensure your IP address is secure, and send quality content to your contacts.
What can I do about it?
If you have been blocklisted, don't panic - there are steps you can take to be removed from blocklists, however, it differs depending on what blocklist your IP address is added to. Essentially, you need to contact the blocklist and follow the steps they outline in order to be removed from the blocklist.
Need a hand managing your IP addresses? there are tools available to help! Blocklist monitoring tools provide you with notifications when any of your IP addresses are blocklisted and gives you the steps you need to take in order to be removed from the blocklist. SimplyCast's Blocklist Monitor allows you to enter your IP addresses and then automatically checks them and notifies you if any have been blocklisted. You are then notified by email and provided instructions.
If you're interested in learning more about blocklist monitoring, contact us today! A member of the team would be happy to discuss your options in further detail and even help you create a custom package that meets your needs!
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