new droplet but IP is on spam blacklist ... thanks

December 30, 2016 3.1k views
Email Ubuntu 16.04

I’ve spent all morning setting up a Discourse forum only to find the new droplets IP is blacklisted.
So all my user’s new account emails goes to their Spam folders … wonderful.

Really pissed. Can’t you check your IP’s against blacklists before reassigning them.
I’ll have to start all over again with a new droplet.
… and I’m not spending months trying to delist … why the hell should I?
My forum is dead before it started.

Aaaarrrrrrggggghhhh … hate you Digital Ocean this sucks.

1 Answer

Why are you sending e-mail from a shared IP space instead of using a service like Sendgrid?

  • Shared IP space? No idea what you are talking about.

    I use SparkPost.
    Discourse forum on a unique droplet IP.
    Previous owner of the IP was a spammer.
    Digital Ocean assigned me a blacklisted IP.

    • Droplets re-use IPs and you are in a subnet with other droplets. DigitalOcean is unable to control the activity of others, therefor you might find yourself on various blacklists are various times. This happens with every provider. If email deliverability is important, use a service made for it such as Sendgrid, Mailgun, Amazon SES, etc.

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