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E-mail sent from my server continuously deferred
Enthusiast - Level 1

Hello there,

My name is Michael Reilly, and I work for Chucklefish games.  We host a webserver at and forum at

For several months now, I have had issues with sending e-mail from my server.  I will need to admit to having been rather confused about how to properly set up SPF, DK, and DKIM DNS records, and getting my mail server to properly sign them.  However, now you can dig my domain and verify that I have it all sorted out.  My selector for DK is mail and my selector for DKIM is dkim.

Now that I've gotten all of that sorted out, I am attempting to get verizon's webservers to like me.  I followed the whitelist link in the log and I filled out the form.  I received this automated response:

> After investigation, Verizon Online Security has determined that e-mail from your IP address will not be allowed access to the Verizon Online e-mail domain due to one or more of the following reasons:

> Your IP has been blocked because of spam issues or because your ISP indicates that it is dynamically assigned

>  No Reverse Hostname associated with your IP address.

My IP is statically assigned, and I have an rDNS entry (, which also appears in my SPF record.  So I assume the reason I'm being blocked is that I have "spam issues."

I will admit to running a very high traffic forums.  And depending on traffic we send between 200-1000 e-mails to addresses a day, depending on a number of factors.  I've attached an example with full headers to the bottom of this post.  These are primarily notification e-mails generated by our forum.  They send e-mails to certain users when threads that they have manually marked as watched and have requested e-mail updates on, are replied to.

However, we do not spam.  And we require double opt-in for any mailing from our website.

This is a link to our privacy policy:

I have attempted to contact phone support, but as I do not personally have any verizon services, the customer service representative was unable to assist me.

Are there any other steps I can take to get my domain off of Verizon's blacklist?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Re: E-mail sent from my server continuously deferred
Contributor - Level 1


We're very sorry for the troubles you're having getting your messages to your customers.  We're happy to help.  We will escalate this to the proper group for review.  Thanks for your patience as we investigate and escalate this issue.  ~Ian

Re: E-mail sent from my server continuously deferred
Contributor - Level 3


We are glad this was resolved by contacting the whitelist group.

Tonya D.