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Re: People forging their From: addresses

  • To: Ulf Vedenbrant < >
  • From: Ragnar Lonn < >
  • Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 22:07:57 +0200 (MET DST)
  • Cc: Piet Beertema < >

On Sun, 4 Oct 1998, Ulf Vedenbrant wrote:

> Please dont believe that i disagree about figthing SPAM..
> I'm just not sure that rbl is the best way to go in all cases..
> We got on one rbl-list and wasn't even warned about it. 

Same thing happened to us recently and we weren't even relaying
anything - one of our dialup customers had sent a spam and that
made someone think we were relaying stuff (but looking at the
headers of the mail I can't see how anyone could interpret it
that way - they must've been tired or something when they looked
at it) so we got blacklisted without warning and only found out
about it when servers started bouncing stuff back to us. 

Our policy, of course, is to shut down spammers immediately, 
but it's hard to avoid getting blacklisted when you aren't
even warned before the blacklisting occurs.

I think RBL might be helping up the spam situation a little bit
but the lists should be maintained by people with enough time 
to do so.


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