attention Verizon users you need to know this, especially all you fine folks who are emailing me and wondering why you aren't getting a reply - or your automagick password mail for that matter. The truth is, your ISP Verizon is screwing you. The Register reports that the geographical blockade is still in place.
US ISP Verizon is persisting with a controversial policy of blocking email sent from Europe. Since 22 December, mail servers at verizon.net have been configured not to accept connections from Europe by default.
Verizon is blocking ranges of IP addresses belonging to British and European ISPs (the IP space from RIPE, APNIC, and more) in a misguided attempt to reduce spam. Domains are only unblocked following complaints, with Europeans effectively treated as guilty till proven innocent.
Dumbest quote ever: Verizon three million DSL customers waiting for emails from Europe were advised to use alternative forms of communication. "If it's really important you might want to make a phone call."