Contact / Removal

Removal requests are for the moment available but manually handled. Just send a mail to (or with the address you want to have unlisted.

DNSBL v5.0

Check the bottom of this page to get more information about migrations to version 5 or here to view the DNSBL Project dashboard.



TorneAPI v3.0 is coming up with a new request interface, which is configured via the TorneAUTH Control panel. Currently, the control panel is very simple and the only purpose of it, is to create the required API key that is required to do extended requests. For example, adding and delisting spamhosts. If you only need the resolving controls, you should consider using the DNS lookup instead of the API lookup as it is much faster than API requests.

If you still think that the API is the right way to go, continue reading at the new API description docs.

The current environment of TorneAUTH is pointing at v3.0 (not to be mixed with the API release). If you are willing to take the risk, the test servers for TorneAUTH (unstable) is located at (version 4) and (version 3 development).

APIv2 is deprecated

See the section for API v2.0  (deprecated) and  DNSBL API  (deprecated)

What is a DNSBL?

A DNS-based Blackhole List (DNSBL, Real-time Blackhole List or RBL), is a means by which an Internet site may publish a list of IP addresses, in a format which can be easily queried by computer programs on the Internet. As the name suggests, the technology is built on top of the Internet DNS or Domain Name System. DNSBLs are chiefly used to publish lists of addresses linked to spamming. Most mail transport agent (mail server) software can be configured to reject or flag messages which have been sent from a site listed on one or more such lists (Source )

We are regularly scanning new proxies that are reported to us and we're also trying to keep updated with the "Tor"-network proxies, a network that forgets that anonymity can be a problem when we are speaking abuse.

Resolving Default zone Added 1 june 2016 (Deprecation as of  30 june 2013 was reverted)   Added 22 june 2016

RBL Bitmasking Data



IP address has been reported (As this bit has no real actual effect and rather is a false positive, it will be deprecated in short)

Meaning: The ip has been reported from a third party application, honeypot, but may not necessarily be confirmed by our local sweepers (this is for proxies)
As there may be SMTP-servers amongst our hosts, this bit value may be unsafe to use and in the case of SMTP, there is no available confirmation.

Deprecating from march 2017


IP has been confirmed as working proxy.


When FraudBL is used, this mask confirms the host as fraudible (Servers used for phishing, fraud, etc) 

Active since June 2016


Will update soon

As this bitvalue has no meaning (since it only flags that nothing happens while trying to connect to it, this will change shape soon (Deprecated: timeout)


June 2016: E-Mail spammer
This is the former field for failed connections, which there is no interest in

Active since June 2016


IP is tested and is fully functional but there is a second entry point (meaning this ip is not the same as the one that has been used by the user"), or the address is an exit node in TOR-network


IP is marked as "abusive". Primary used to point out spam or attacks through webforms, forum, telnet, etc.
Updated since June 2016:  When FraudBL is used, this mask are also added, which means that - for example - if there is a phishing case (mail) the bit will be set to over 64 (4+16+64).


IP has a different anonymous-state (web-based proxies, like anonymouse, etc)


Follows all bitmasks as generates.

Coming soon

Special bitmasking in the fraudbl zone is upcoming - whitelisting system [PLANNED ONLY]


This status is set by the auto whitelisting system, after manual inspections


This status is set by the webservice removal system


This status is set when removal has been made manually, through support



The FraudBL Project

Fraudalent/phishing-tagged e-mail

FraudBL has just been started as a separate project - for the moment you can reach the site at https://fraudbl.orgFraudBL - Explained has been added here at the docs (from, for your convenience.

FraudBL is a separate project, which lists mail that contains all kinds of phising. However, is covering FraudBL too so you actually don't need to resolve against both domains unless you don't want another scoring on the FraudBL content. Since collects all kinds of spam, the scoring is normally lower rated than the phising mail.

More information about the scoring can be found at DNSBL for Spamfilters.


API References

Project status

We are currently working on a complete migration to a new system. Here, you can find the status of that project.
Older versions from 2006 are following TornevallWEB versioning (1.x-4.x).

Check out our project pages here!