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I tried to send an email to New York Times columnist David Pogue, but I failed. It appears that Google's Gmail has been blacklisted by the Sorbs spam-blocking system. At the moment, Sorbs claims to be in a "maintenance period." Pogue's email provider could be blocking all mail because it can't reach Sorbs — but why would it be down for maintenance in the middle of the day? See the full error message after the jump and tell me if you can figure it out. In the meantime, David, call me? Everybody sing! Let the sound of your voice turn winter to spring.

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This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 16): 550 5.7.1 Your server ( []) is in the block list. See for more details.

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Received: by with SMTP id l20mr5813971wfb.72.1204147939537;
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From: Jordan Golson
To: David Pogue
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Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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Subject: nyc meetup?
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:32:15 -0500
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.919.2)

David, thinking of coming down to New York next week. Meet for a cup =20
of coffee?

Jordan Golson
Valleywag — Gawker Media

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