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Re: [anti-spam-wg] Steve Linford and Spamhaus Internet Terrorists

  • To: Peter Dambier peter@localhost
  • From: Paul Wouters paul@localhost
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 17:12:56 +0200 (CEST)

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006, Peter Dambier wrote:

Antispamlists do at least as much harm as do the spammers.


I cannot bribe every ISP in the world. So I have to ask my clients to
run their own mailer. That is what I do too. That is why I am using a
dynamic ip-address.

It costs 50 euro/month to get a 1u box coloated on static PA space to run
mail for you and all your customers together. If you can't afford that,
you're in the wrong business.

Greylisting works without collateral damage.

As long as 0.000001% of people use it. As soon as it becomes more
popular, all it will have achieved is that everyone's email is
delayed by 15mins-1hour, while to spammers just try to hammer
harder (and now also repeatedly!) onto mailservers.

With greylists you may dely a legal user but you do keep out the spam.

No. you will delay email and keep some spam out temporarilly.