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Re: db.debian.org (and related infrastructure) updates


On Tue, 2 Jan 2007 13:12:56 +0100 (CET)
Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> wrote:

> For those of you who are afraid about reliability of a DNSBL,
> I can highly recommend cbl.abuseat.org as the absolute minimum.
> This list (called CBL for short) has the following properties:
> * Takes its data from very large spamtraps.
> * Only lists IPs which are open-proxy-like.
> * Only lists individual IPs, never lists "IP ranges".
> * It's completely automated to prevent human error.
> * Tries very hard not to list "real" SMTP servers.
> * Everybody can remove any IP from the list without any questions at all.

* Almost every time there is at least one SMTP server from each
freemail (this is especially true for Czech ones, you won't get mail
from them if using blacklists if you don't whitelist them).

> and last, but not least important:
> * You can avoid approximately 50% of all the spam just by using this list.

And you don't know how much legitimate mail you lost...

> So I would call the CBL a very useful list.

I thought the same ... before I actually started to use it for
testing on my server.

    Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com

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