How to Check the Domain Spam Blacklist

Written by charlie gaston
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How to Check the Domain Spam Blacklist
Check a domain name against spam blacklists. (e-mail image by Hao Wang from

Any domain name that contains spam--unsolicited bulk messages--will appear on private and public domain spam blacklists. Several websites provide lists for both. If you have a domain name, check the lists regularly to stay current because the information is constantly updated.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Check your domain name against public and private spam blacklists. Choose a free online service that distributes both public and private domain spam blacklists (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Enter the domain name into a free spam blacklist check tool, such as the one offered by the Blacklist Master or URIBL. The free spam blacklist check tool offered by Blacklist Master will check the domain name against 48 domain blacklists.

  3. 3

    Go to your Internet provider's website and sign in to your e-mail account. Click the "Settings" or "Options" button to access the Spam feature on your account. View the list of blocked e-mail and domain addresses, which might appear on separate blacklists. Not all Internet providers permit mail users to block domain addresses.

Tips and warnings

  • If your domain name appears on a blacklist, the mail owner can contact his Internet provider and request that your name be blacklisted from his mail.
  • You must contact a mail owner directly to remove your domain name from a blacklist.

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