Information about the removal of IP addresses from the inps.de-DNSBL
How long stays an IP address listed?
Currently, IP addresses are listed until they are removed via the removal page. This is possible:
- 1. instantly after paying a removal fee
- 2. free of charge 14 days after the last evidence (spam, blocking...) if the IP address was automatically added and it is not also listed in three other reliable blacklists
- 3. free of charge 14 days after the last evidence (spam, blocking...) if the IP address was manually added or reported via API and it is not also listed in three other reliable blacklists
- 4. if an IP address is a false entry (after we received a false entry report)
Reporting an IP address as a false entry
The removal page gives you an option to report us an IP address as a false entry, but only if the IP address was not listed in three other reliable DNS blacklists at the time of listing in the inps.de-DNSBL.
We're checking every false entry report as soon as possible. Real false entries are removed free of charge as soon as the report was checked by our team.
An IP address is a false entry, if our spamfilter marks an Email, which is not an unsolicited bulk Email, as spam and the sending IP address gets listed.
More often than not, you can check, which Email has caused the listing.
Why removals are not always free?
The first reason is, that spammers can't easily remove IP addresses, that they abuse.
Secondly, Spam is a very time-consuming and costly problem. We have to pay for our servers, give users support, modify our spamfilters and check the listings and removals at our list, to ensure that the inps.de-DNSBL remains reliable.
If you pay for a removal, the IP address will be monitored for one month after the removal and manually removed by us, if needed.
As of 2010-08-25 the removal fee increases per event (listing, reception of a spam mail, rejection by our mailserver), but only up to EUR 40,00. For example, if we received 5 spam mails from an IP address, EUR 12.00 must be paid for an instant removal (the first event was the listing itself, the other four events are the spam mails which were detected).
Of course, we appreciate your payment, but we do not force you to pay us money for the removal of an IP address from our blacklist. An instant removal is absolutely free 14 days after the last occurence of an IP address (see above), but only if it is not listed in more than three other selected blacklists with short removal times (approx. 7 days). As mentioned above, we're checking every payed removal manually.