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Re: Spam in the lists out of control

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 11:37:41AM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Wed, 12 May 2004, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > My home box is on all kind of blacklists despite the fact that my IP
> > address hasn't changed in over a year.  In my experience, blacklist
> > maintainers really do not give a shit about collateral damage.  It's
> > just not important to them.
> If your IP has not really changed in over a year, then there should be
> at least one kind of blacklist on which your home box should not be,
> namely, those who list open proxies, like list.dsbl.org or cbl.abuseat.org.
> Removing one's machine from list.dsbl.org is easy. Removing it from
> cbl.abuseat.org is completely trivial.

That's hardly the point; you shouldn't be on that blacklist in the first
place. If there were just one blacklist on the Internet, making sure you
stay off that list wouldn't be a problem. As it is, there's a fairly
large number of blacklists, each with different policies for putting IP
addresses on it or for removing them; and it's often not even possible
to find out exactly where you're blacklisted this time without
contacting the admin (which, of course, isn't possible since you're

My policy is simple: if /you/ don't want to receive my mail, don't
expect I'll be jumping through hoops to make sure you will. I don't
waste my time on such things.

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 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
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