If your website/ip has shown up on the UCEPROTECTL3 blacklist and you want to know what Dreamhost has to say in response to this. Please have a look at the message below. I contacted my hosting provider in regards to my website showing up on this blacklist. As you can see, most hosting providers won’t pay the money to be removed from the blacklist.


Thank you for getting in touch.

I certainly understand your concerns regarding this. Please note though
that the fact you may be seeing a Dreamhost IP address on the
UCEPROTECTL3 blacklist is due to UCEprotect’s decision to “block” entire
network ranges rather than individual IP addresses they have actually
confirmed are sending spam.

We view this wholesale blocking of entire networks with their Level 3
list as nothing more than an attempt to drive revenue through their paid
“express delisting” service. Additionally, as a responsible hosting
provider, we are happy to investigate any specific IP addresses that RBL
services confirm are spamming but UCEprotect does not provide that
information without being paid. These types of transactions are not
something we will engage in.

Thankfully most email administrators understand that blocking entire
networks is not a responsible action for dealing with spam that is likely
being sent from a comparatively small number of individual IP addresses.
As such the UCEPROTECTL3 list is not widely used and the chances that
your email delivery is now or ever will be affected by any Dreamhost IP
showing up on that list are extremely small.

With that said, if you have received a rejection message saying that
there is an issue due to UCEProtect, please provide the full text and
headers of that message and we’ll be happy to look into it for you.

You can do what you wish with the info provided. For your reference, here
is Microsoft and Sucuri talking about this as well.



I have personally confirmed that IP addresses from our network that
haven’t been used in over 5 years are currently blocked by UCEprotect. 🙂

On an unrelated note I have a book called “And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” by Dr Seuss that I am thinking of selling. I have a few copies and don’t really need the extra clutter anymore.  Located in Canada or can ship international. If you would like to buy this second hand book please fill out the form below  with your bid amount.

Willing to ship to USA, UK, New Zealand, and Australia.

  • ISBN-10 : 0394844947
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0394844947

and to think that i saw it on mulberry street book cover


If you’re looking to turn on dark mode for the messenger program on windows devices then please follow these easy steps.

Step 1.) Load the messenger app on your windows computer.

Step 2.) Click your profile photo which is located at the top left hand side of the messenger app.

Step 3.) A window should appear containing “preferences”. Go ahead and click that.

facebook messenger preferences

Step 4.) A window will appear which has an option called “Appearance”. Go ahead and click that.


Step 5.) On the right hand side of the window you will now see an option called “theme”. Once you select that you will see a drop down menu with the word “dark” in it. Go ahead and click that. You won’t have to click save as it will auto save the moment you select it.

dark mode facebook messenger windows option

Please read the following steps to turn on dark mode for Microsoft Teams. If you follow these steps it should only take you 60 seconds.

Step 1.) Open Microsoft teams and look at the top right hand corner where it shows your online status. Click that once.

microsoft teams settings

Step 2.) Click the “settings” option.

Step 3.) Up the top of the page you will now see an option to select dark mode. It will be between default and high contrast. Once you click dark mode it should auto save and apply that setting.

dark mode teams

Follow these simple steps to learn how to create a shortcut to a folder in windows 10. This can be useful if you want to create a shortcut from file explorer and link to it from the desktop for easy access.

Step 1.) Locate the folder you want to create a shortcut to.

Step 2.) Right click on the folder. A popup menu should appear. Click “create shortcut”.

create shortcut

Step 3.) You will now see a shortcut link. You can now drag this shortcut to the place where you want the shortcut link to appear. For example you could drag it onto the desktop.