Several FRII accounts have been compromised over the past few weeks due to a spoof email sent out to obtain their login info. These compromised accounts, unfortunately, led to the FRII ip being blacklisted on several ISP's. We our hopefully on the tail end of the matter but it sounds like Akismet might be an additional ISP we need to contact. If you haven't attempted to send a message to an Akismet user today, go ahead and attempt to again. If you get a bounce back, please forward the message to for our evaluation.

I got confirmation yesterday that Akismet was indeed sending my comments to WordPress blog spam bins. I think this is the first time I've ever been blacklisted.

And now I just received the spoof email:

Dear Frii Email Account Owner,

This message is from Frii messaging center to all Frii email account owners.

We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center.

We are deleting all unused Frii email account to create morespace for new accounts.

To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below sothat we will know that it's a present used account.

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW Email Username : ......... ..... EMAIL Password :................

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Thank you for using Frii!

I can't believe people still fall for this con.


Re: Blacklisted

Author: Mark

Sorry - your comments should now be good but any problems get in touch at

Re: Blacklisted

Author: Allan Doyle

This must be a new standard phishing attack. MIT went through a couple of waves of it a few weeks ago. I don't think we came off it any better, I'm sorry to say.