If you use your domains only for HTTP (or other services) but not for email, blackhole.mx will help prevent your domain from being spammed in the future by using it in the meantime to analyze unsolicited email traffic.
Simply point your domain(s) MX records to blackhole.mx; if you wish, you can change them anytime. With blackhole.mx, you always maintain complete control over your domains.
How blackhole.mx works
We accept all kinds of domains, and each additional domain helps fight internet abuse. Furthermore, our use of your domain(s) will never burn nor spoil their reputation.
When you point your domain to the blackhole.mx systems, the email traffic sent to the domain(s) receive a 550 hard bounce response from the blackhole.mx servers, which means there is no email service currently in operation for the domain.
By bouncing messages, legitimate senders take action and avoid sending spam to the domain in the future.
This approach, allows you to put your domain back in service, and use it for a real email service at any time you wish.
How to activate your domain(s) to participate.
To participate, point your domain to the blackhole.mx systems with a DNS MX record.
Configure your domain in a domain management web application
Domain Registrars, Hosting providers and ISPs often offer convenient customer domain management web applications to configure mx records.
- Name: The domain or subdomain for the MX record. Use @ to deliver email.
- Priority: The order in which the record is evaluated and used. We recommend using “10.”
- Value: The mail server's address, “void.blackhole.mx.”
- TTL: We recommend using “1 hour.”
Configure your domain in a BIND zone file
yourdomain.tld. IN MX 10 void.blackhole.mx.
Let us know
If you have pointed your domain(s) to the blackhole.mx system, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you have done so.
How to deactivate blackhole.mx in the future
Without notice to Abusix, you may change your MX record(s) at any time, redirecting your domain for another purpose.
Learn more about blackhole.mx
Send us a message
Having trouble with your set up or a technical issue? Get in touch with our team of Abusix experts.
Click the chat button at the bottom and send us your questions. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com