[Techtalk] Over-zealous spam filtering (by Raven's ISP?)
jenn at anthill.echidna.id.au
Sun Sep 22 01:48:00 EST 2002
On Sun, 2002-09-22 at 00:51, James wrote:
> > yup, all these offenders are guilty, guilty guilty of sending unsolicited
> > and sometimes highly offensive material to us and/or our friends, family
> > (including our teenage children) and the few others who share our
> > mailserver. They bring this stuff in our home once, we don't invite 'em
> > back.
> NO. They are major ISPs, who had a *customer* who spammed you. There are
> literally millions of other users of those ISPs who have never spammed
> anybody in their lives, which is why I was rather surprised to get a
> message saying I was "shitlisted for spamming".
This server - the LinuxChix server - has been unable to mail people from
time to time, because our ONLY AVAILABLE upstream providers - Telstra
and Optus - were blocked.
At the time, there were only two ISPs that could provide any service off
this island (Australia), and they were both being blocked by
Admittedly, pressure has either caused them to close open relays/be more
willing to kick spammers, or has caused the spamfilters to be more
discriminating in who they block, but it's still made me wary of spam
filters that kick entire ISPs.
If you ever become unable to receive LinuxChix email because of your
blocks, Raven - well. Nothing I can do. I only have a -very- limited
range of backbones to choose from.
"Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture
you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.
jenn at anthill.echidna.id.au http://anthill.echidna.id.au/~jenn/
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