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Re: rbl attacked via law

  • To: Herman Van Uytven < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:15:55 +0100

    1) does anyone know if blocking sites is against the law
       (of EC countries) ? 
Blocking sites is NOT against any law anywhere:
anyone is free to protect his/her site or mailbox
in any way he/she sees fit. Period.

    2) I think we need to support RBL now silently, e.g. by
       blocking and 204.233.112 completely.
You don't have to do that silently: do it openly.
We do it too: see

    From:          AlanBechtold@localhost
    Date:          17 Nov 1998 15:44:04 CST
    Subject:       Lawsuit -- you'll be named!
    I am writing to inform you that you must IMMEDIATELY remove
    and cease using the MAPS RBL from your products.
Nonsense. He has no leg to stand on.

    They have unfairly and without investigation added my company
    to this list
Then he has to address MAPS RBL. But MAPS doesn't
put hosts on their blacklist unless the sysadmins
have failed to take appropriate action.

    causing irreparable immeasurable harm to my business and I am
    filing suit against MAPS,
He's boasting. But let him go ahead: MAPS is doing
things very carefully, so he doesn't stand a chance
to win such a case.

    anyone subscribing to or using their list and -- ultimately --
    your company for incorporating this so-called "technology" into
    your software.
I wouldn't even send a reply to this jerk.


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