UCEPROTECT Level 3 Listing

One of our mail server IPs recently got listed on UCEPROTECT Level 3 List. And after some research I found out that there is nothing we can do about it as it is at the ISP level. Seems like the whole range of IPs has been listed.

I spoke to our ISP and they are aware of the issue, but they said that even they can't help as they are being asked for a large sum of money by UCEPROTECT. This in my opinion if tru is a bad business practice by UCEPROTECT (some German company). Unfortunately we have no one to complaint to in this situation as it crosses UK borders.

If I try to exclude my IP address via this site: http://www.whitelisted.org/ they ask me for money, that I don't want to as it will encourage these crooks.

I am surprised howcome UCEPROTECT is still in business despite their unethical & unprofessional Nazi approach of listing the whole range for someone's sins. This is so wrong..

Can anyone please advice me on what to do to get our IP adress taken off?
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MSWarriorAsked:
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uescompCommented:
There is nothing that can be done unless you pay, personally i wouldn't pay a dime, its more of a scam if anything so simply don't pay it and hopefully everyone else does the same because to be honest it is just bad business and if that is how a company wants to act then I usually stay away from them.  Also like i said, nobody really uses this list, probably due to that fact.
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uescompCommented:
In my experience no one uses this list and none of your mail should get blocked.  Our ISP was listed for a couple weeks and we had no problems.
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MSWarriorAuthor Commented:
Thanks Usecomp, but is there nothing that can be done against UCEPROTECT?
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cwoolseyCommented:
The spam controls and protection policies of UCEPROTECT are nearly impossible to support anything other than a family's personal email load (sometimes not even that quantity). Businesses that use it report major issues with access to legit emails and most have left them for more effective and intelligent anti-spam measures.

With the type of controls they have in place it is almost impossible to not get blocked after even as few as 25 emails within one hour. Which from any major ISP concept is almost impossible to avoid.

You could use some type of third party proxy to get around it but I imagine it would not take long to add the proxy to the list as well and then you need to validate the security of a 3rd party email proxy to ensure it is acceptable for your form of email traffic.
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