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Re: Every spam is sacred

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 11:45:53AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> They all have the problem of basing their refusal on the basis of an
> IP address block, not on the contents of the email. 

> Spam is determined by the contents of the email, not by the factr that
> someone in that IP block may have sopammed some one else at some point
> in the mists of time.

Well yes and no.  What about open relays?  Surely it is always
acceptable, even with false positives, to reject mail from open relays
as the admins should fix them and users should realise that the server
they are sending mail through is contributing to the global spam

This came up for my local mail recently and I, personally, was opposed
to rejecting based on IPs (I use bogofilter currently) but quite happy
to based on open relays and on failing things like exim's header syntax
checks etc.


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