Re: [anti-spam-wg] Any suggestions about how to deal with non co-operative ISP's and RIR's ?

  • From: Esa esa@localhost
  • Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 22:25:58 +0200
  • Reply-to: esa.laitinen@localhost

Jørgen Hovland kirjoitti:
Blacklisting the provider of the offender just because they are practising
what the government(s) is telling them to do is to me considered extremely
unprofessional and I would never do business with anyone doing that.
I have never seen that a government tells companies to allow unsolicited bulk e-mailing. Of course laws restrict what you can put in the contract, but contracts between companies are much more unregulated than those between a company and a person, this at least in Finland.

I would be really surprised if you cannot put a prohibition to ube in the contract.

I don't think blocklist providers should consider at all if the law allows spamming or not. They should follow their own defined listing criteria. The blocklist users decide what they want to do with the information.

 I
wouldn't be surprised if a blacklist provider with that kind of policy some
day would be prosecuted because it is pretty darn close to three types of
extortion.
But they have, already. See for example Media3 and MAPS (circa year 2000), or yesmail vs MAPS, or Harris Interactive vs. MAPS, or Experian, or Exactis.

Other blocklists have been sued as well, latest I've heard was Spamhaus vs. e360insight.

Yours,

esa