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IP du serveur semble parfois blacklistée à cause de UCEPROTECTL3

Ce matin, je n’ai pas pu répondre à un message d’une adresse, en cherchant, je ne semble pas blacklisté, mais j’ai trouvé cette erreur via UCEPROTECTL3

 More Information About Uceprotectl3

If you are on the UCEPROTECTL2/L3, you have an IP address from your ISP that falls into a poor reputation range (i.e., the entire range of IP addresses is blocked as a result of the provider hosting spammers).

About Blocklist Reliability:

MxToolbox receives many questions about the reliability of certain blocklists. MxToolbox opts to try to educate users on the potential impact of lists over removing a list from our tool. If you are troubleshooting an email issue, regardless of whether it is a good idea for the recipient to use a particular blocklist to evaluate inbound email, users should be aware that they are listed. Otherwise, someone might run a check trying to resolve a problem and get an 'all good' result, then move on when really they are having a problem with an obscure or unreliable blocklist that is being used by their recipient. 

If you are having email delivery problems, we recommend checking with the recipient if they are using a list and if the MxRep score for that list is very low. A low MxRep score means our evaluation is that few inbox providers use this list to evaluate inbound email. 

Paying for Delisting:

MxToolbox does not ever recommend paying for delisting. This usually only removes you for a short time and does not resolve the problem. We recommend that you evaluate any list that you appear on and determine if your recipients may be using that list. If you do not have bouncebacks referencing a specific list or that you are being blocked due to a blacklisting, we recommend exploring other avenues.
Uceprotectl3 Reports Subnets

Subnet-based Blacklists are used to reject email from entire ranges of IP Addresses, i.e. providers that are hosting companies sending spam, as well as single IP Addresses that may fall in that range of IP Address.
Uceprotectl3 Reports Shared Hosts

Host-reputation Blacklists will list either single IP Addresses that host multiple domains or entire ranges of IP Addresses from DNS &/or Email Hosts that host email for their registered domains on shared email servers. When one company sends Spam Mail or Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE), the entire ranges can be reported as blacklisted.
Uceprotectl3 Reports Sources Of Spam

Spam-based Blacklists are those that will list either single IP Addresses or entire ranges that have actually received Spam, i.e. Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE) in their Spamtraps from an IP-Address. This could be a result of a compromised email account, an Open Relay, or simply sending mass emails / marketing and not following best practices according to the "CAN-SPAM Act of 2003" (ref:
Uceprotectl3 Automatically Delists Entries

This blacklist does not offer any form of manual request to delist. Your IP Address will either automatically expire from listing after a given timeframe, or after time expires from the last receipt of spam into their spamtraps from your IP Address.
Uceprotectl3 Accepts Payments Or Donations

This blacklist does support a manual request to remove, delist, or expedite your IP Address from their database upon Payment or Donation of fees to their organization. Please note the following; 1) MxToolBox does not in any way advocate the paying of removal from any blacklists. 2) Removal requests that are submitted without addressing the core problem will likely result in your IP Address being relisted in the database which can cause subsequent problems and extended listing periods without release.

More information about UCEPROTECTL3 can be found at their website:

Reason for listing - Your ISP OVH, FR/AS16276 is UCEPROTECT-Level3 listed because of a spamscore of 65.1. See:

En suivant le lien on me propose un whitelist.ip, mais ce n’est pas une solution et c’est payant en francs suisses !

What does it mean to be listed at the UCEPROTECT-Level 3?
UCEPROTECT Network operates three levels of blacklisting, so our users can make the decision how strong they want to filter.
While UCEPROTECT-Level 1 lists single IP's only, UCEPROTECT Level-2 escalates and lists dirty allocations.
UCEPROTECT-Level 3 is the highest possible escalaion, complete Autonomus Systems (AS) get listed at Level 3 if there were too many Impacts from IP's listed in Level 1 originating from said AS counted within the last 7 days.
If the provider harbours too many abusers and only has one ASN (Autonomus System Number) that logically means:
All IP's of said provider get listed at Level 3 then.
Click here to see the Policy for UCEPROTECT-Level 3
While in fact UCEPROTECT-Level 3 is nothing than pure mathematics based on the Impacts from Level 1, one could best describe UCEPROTECT-Level 3 as a boycottlist.

As you should know now: It is not you, it is your complete provider which got UCEPROTECT-Level 3 listed.
Your IP was NOT part of abusive action, but you are the one that has freely chosen your provider.
By tolerating or ignoring that your provider doesn't care about abusers you are indirectly also supporting the global spam with your money.
Seen from this point of view, you really shouldn't wonder about the consequences.

Therefore we recommend:
Please send a complaint to your provider and request they fix this problem immediatly.
Think about this: You pay them so that you can use the Internet without problems;

If they are ignoring your complaint or claiming they can't do anything, you should consider changing your provider.
There are currently about 105,000 providers worldwide, but only a few hundred make it to get listed into UCEPROTECT-Level 3.

According to the statistics measured against the mailflow of several national authorities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, those few providers which often end up in our Level 3 are responsible for 50 - 75% of all global spam, while almost no real mail came from their networks and ranges.

See: Inaccuracy and accuracy of UCEPROTECT-Level 3 during the last 4 weeks

We often get to hear the argument:
My provider is so hugh, and they have so many home users, it is almost impossible that they can create effective measures to prevent spam.
This statement is simply wrong and an excellent good example for a large but clean provider is DTAG (ASN 3320):

DTAG has about 34 million IP's and the majority of their customers are likely to be home users.
In spite of this size you can nowadays see almost no spam from the DTAG address space.
Let's see DTAG (ASN 3320) here.

An even more stunning example for a large but clean provider is Microsoft (ASN 8075):

Microsoft has about 37 million IP's and they are likely running Windows, which is a primary target for cybercriminals, due to its high distribution.
In spite of this facts you can nowadays see almost no spam from the Microsoft address space.
Let's see Microsoft (ASN 8075) here.

The question must be: If big providers like DTAG and Microsoft can so effectively prevent that their customers are sending spam, why can your provider not also do so?

The simple answer is: The Abuse Departements of providers NOT listed in our Level 3 are doing an excellent job, while those listed do not.

If your provider really wants to stop the excessive abuse coming from their ranges they would simply install some preventive measures.

This 4 little steps would make the difference - and could be done in less than one hour.

Can't you make an exception for me?
We never make exceptions. Requests are futile. Only your provider can fix this problem.
Anyway our system respects IP's which are registered at, these are excluded from Level 3.

How can my providers total IP-space be removed from UCEPROTECT-Level 3?
After your provider has fixed those excessive problems, UCEPROTECT-Level 3 listing will be removed automatically and free of charge as soon as the causal Level 1 listings and with them their Impacts will expire and decrease below Level 3 escalation limit.
Every IP temporary listed at Level 1 expires 7 days after we have seen the last abusive action originating from there.
Automatic expiration is free of charge, because it does not require manual work.
If your provider don't want to wait for free expiration, they can optionally order expedited express delisting, which is charged a total of for all IP's and ranges under their ASN.
Orders for expedited express delisting are processed by external service providers, therfore it cannot be offered for free.
Please note that payment is not a solution, but limiting abuse is.
Therfore it is important that those excessive problems which have caused the listing at Level 3 are fixed in first place, otherwise your providers complete IP-space might end up in Level 3 again within a short timeframe.

Bref, je ne sais pas trop quoi faire ?? Peut-être le soucis vient du fait que j’ai ajouté plusieurs configurations MX mails pour d’autres sous-domaines ??

Free est une plaie car iels ont algorithme qui se base sur la variation d’envois (et peut être pas seulement) pour blacklister des mails et leur système ne prévient pas.

Le fait d’être sur une ip domestique n’arrange rien non plus.

Par ailleurs, Free ne répondent pas quand on leur écrit sur leur adresse dédiée à ces problèmes …

Si tu veux éviter UCEPROTECTL3 tu peux changer d’ip en changeant de fournisseur ou en prenant un VPN compatible pour l’auto hébergement ou en utilisant un relais smtp.

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là le serveur en question est sur un serveur dédié kimsufi, donc il n’y a pas de smtp free…
Ensuite, j’ai eu ce soucis que avec une adresse [at] Donc je trouve bizarre ce comportement…
Je me suis demander si le fait que le nom de domaine est lui acheté chez infomaniak et la zone dns est éditée avec plusieurs MX, _dnmarc, liés à des sous-domaines peut-être une des raisons ?

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