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Re: fighting spam || avoiding spam

On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 03:35:15PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > BTW: We have to be really stupid to accept messages from open proxies
> > ourselves at the debian.org domain. Would anyone second a General Resolution
> > mandating the use of xbl.spamhaus.org in all MXs for debian.org?
> I personally think that's an incredibly bad idea for a GR.
> That said, I would be interested in knowing why we don't reject such
> messages. There's absolutely no reason to be running an open relay.

That's not being "open relay", that's just not using the RBLs.

In any event, I figure the main reason is that we always wanted all the
users to be able to send mail to us to report problems. This doesn't sound
like a viable explanation in 2004, but I doubt that you'd get much
enthusiasm to change such optional things (in a manner of speaking) from
debian-admin these days. Maybe if the leader asked them to get on it
something would happen, but I wouldn't hold my breath on that either...

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