Re: Spam in the lists out of control
* Branden Robinson:
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 07:56:48AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Well, switch to a decent ISP that (a) doesn't mark ADSL space as
>> obviously as your current one and (b) is less lenient on spam.
>> Alternatively, you could route mail over your ISP's mail relay.
>> There is no reason to accept mail from mass-market ADSL subscribers.
> Thanks for sharing your attitude. I'll put you on my list of people to
> never send mail to for any reason, even if they beg for my help.
You are welcome, I'm an ADSL subscriber myself. 8-)
> 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.
That's exactly why I use my own, homegrown blacklist. All entries
were made after I received spam or Windows worms from addresses whose
reverse suggest that it's some kind of mass-market Internet access
However, there is a certain twist in my MTA configuration.
> BTW, please be sure you never send me unsolicited mail. Such mail when
> I cannot reply qualifies as spam in my book.
Your MTA uses a HELO/EHLO argument which is (a) valid (the forward
lookup matches your server's IP address) and (b) different from your
reverse lookup. This overrides my blacklist, and your mail should
It's a hack, but it works remarkably well, and it helps in cases like
Current mail filters: many dial-up/DSL/cable modem hosts, and the
following domains: atlas.cz, bigpond.com, di-ve.com, hotmail.com,
jumpy.it, libero.it, netscape.net, postino.it, simplesnet.pt,
tiscali.co.uk, tiscali.cz, tiscali.it, voila.fr, yahoo.com.