Help! I'm getting a shakedown by Barracuda Networks. They seem to be getting out of the "anti-spam" and into the "protection racket" business.
Recipients have been getting bounce-unsubscribed a community mailing list that I administer. The most recent bounces say that this "blocked using Barracuda Reputation; http://www.barracudanetworks.com/reputation/
Visiting that page provides no information on the specific reason my MTA has been blocked so I can't determine if there is a configuration issue, and has a link for one-time removal.
Below that it says "One way to get your email through spam filters even if you are listed on the BRBL is to register your domain and IPs at EmailReg.org." OK, sounds good, I can prove that my IP address is allowed to send for my domains -- I thought that was what SPF and DKIM were for (which are configured) but whatever.
However, I click through to emailreg.org
and AFTER signing up for an account and configuring it they then reveal that there is a $20 "administrative fee" per domain.
This should be criminal, but I'm sure it isn't. Does anyone have a solution for the Barracuda Networks Protection Racket?