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Re: Every spam is sacred

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Xavier Roche wrote:

> Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > This is a philosophical issue, and I understand there are those who
> > think that DNS blocking lists are wonderful.  But I at least am glad
> > that the Debian admins have chose to use an approach such as
> > spamassassin, rather than DNS blacklists.
> Limited DNS blocking IS wonderful. There ARE networks only specialized
> in spamming, and clearly identifies as rogue (see SPEWS for example)
> We will never block any innocent people with these lists.

Hmm, SPEWS is well known for blocking innocent people. Their idea is
that causing some collateral damage to innocent users when their ISP
host spammers will cause those people to choose another ISP which does
not host spammers. Only when the bad ISPs see this way they lose a lot
of money they will stop hosting spammers. This is certainly an
interesting idea to fight spammers, but I'm not asking that we use
SPEWS for our @debian.org domain.

[ Note: For info about SPEWS, read news.admin.net-abuse.email ]

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