[ILUG] Re: Eircom -v- IOL, or just Eircom practicing the best
of spam management, and blacklisting themselves.
martin at list-petersen.net
Tue Apr 27 14:35:53 IST 2004
On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 13:57, Kevin O' Riordan wrote:
> > Personally it makes me re-think my own blacklist strategy.
> It might be worth investigating using SpamCop, or some other RBL, in
> conjunction with another mail filter. For example, SpamAssassin can use
> SpamCop (and other RBL's ?) to add hits to an incoming mail, which might
> be better than having your MTA reject SpamCop-listed senders. I'm sure
> you'd get twice as many opinions on this as there are possible setups
Especially talking about mailhosting i found SpamCop too often hitting
mail, that was valid. RBL lists these days seem not really be much
effective anymore, since spammers found other ways around the system.
SpamAssassin takes the top of the spam but for some users it doesn't
More or less it's finding a good middleway of blacklisting that still
let's some spam through, instead of blocking valid mail and then give
the users individually the possibility of add on spam filtering like a
challenge/response system and individual black- and whitelists.
Just my 2c
> > ... when it comes down to an ISP ...
> That's up to affected customers to tell their ISP that they're
> happy/unhappy with such blacklisting, being prepared to vote with
> wallets, etc.
Oh yeah :)
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