How Can I Find Out If I am On a Blacklist?
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Being blacklisted isn't just detrimental to your email campaign. It can outright destroy it in most situations, especially if you don't take steps to fix the problem as fast as you can. You must regularly check if the IP address and domain that you're sending collateral from are on any blacklists and, if they are, it's absolutely in your best interest to file a formal removal request immediately.
In this lesson, you'll learn about several important topics like:
- What blacklists are and why they're ultimately important.
- How to manually monitor if you have been blacklisted.
- How to automatically monitor and get notified.
All About Email Blacklists
In the world of email marketing, blacklisting is a process that involves first identifying the IP addresses and domains of the types of accounts that are used to send outand then compiling them all onto a list.
A person's email provider or Internet service provider (and in many cases, both) will then compare every incoming message that person receives with the information contained on the blacklist. When a particular message comes from one of those domains or IPs, it is flagged and moved out of their inbox and over to their SPAM filter.
Signs of Being Blacklisted
One of the most significant signs that you'veis that your open rates and response or click-through rates will drop. Additionally, you may experience a sudden high number of email bounce rates. All point to the fact that you're on a list and should do something about it.
Check if My IP is Blacklisted
If you want to be proactive and manually check to see if you're on an email blacklist, the best way to do it is to use our tool Blacklist Checker. All you have to do is enter your email's domain name or IP that you're concerned about, and it will instantly check that information across more than 50 various global blacklists. If you experiencein your email campaigns, you should immediately check whether your IP is blacklisted or not.
Of course, not everyone has the time to manually check to see if their email addresses have been blacklisted - nor are they able to do so at the frequency they would need to address a problem as quickly as possible.
Monitor My IP & Domain Automatically
In that situation, you could always use our Blacklist Monitor tool to continually test and monitor if your email servers are blacklisted on an ongoing basis.
This tool is notable because it also offers comprehensive blacklist monitoring, allowing you to guarantee that your domains, servers, and email addresses stay off those blacklists indefinitely. If any type of issue is discovered that indicates that you've wound up on a blacklist, either accidentally or through some kind of misuse, you'll be notified immediately so that you can do something about it.
EmailAcademy Blacklist Monitor includes native connections with more than 50 of the top SPAM blacklists in the world and adding more blacklists moving forward.
Why am I blacklisted?
In the end, remember that once you found out you've been added to an email blacklist, the next most important thing for you to do is find out why (maybe you, maybe you sent out a lot of unwanted mails, but these two are just the most common reasons). Maybe you didn't do it with malicious intentions, but it happened anyway. The most important thing for you to do is fix whatever is wrong (unless there was some type of terrible mistake) so that you can stop it from happening again, all in the name of making sure you never have to deal with this type of issue again.