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Re: Which Spam Block List to use for a network?

You mean http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-mengwong-spf-01.txt.

Very nice idea to perhaps avoid some percent of spam. The only problem:

It has nothing to do with the reality out in the world and net respectively.
It's only shifting the job of blacklisting ip's to domains.
Sit back a while and try to think about a realistic number
of email addresses/domains today ...
... and you will forget any kind of such academic solution.

I'm getting some hundreds of spams every day - all flavor of spam, really!
And I know some customers of the compnay I'm working for with nearly
the same amount.
Now my answer is a combination of a couple of tools integrated into the
mailer daemon we're using today and a weighting scheme of all at the end:
Today I'm dealing with about 0,1 % false positives/negatives.

So I would say the answer to all methods should be some reasonable regular
updated mixture of them.
It's a war not a problem!

And I think if somebody is tryning to write some RFC for that
the same would be obsolete before he's able publish it. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yves Junqueira" <yves.junqueira@gmail.com>
To: <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>; "Craig Sanders" <cas@taz.net.au>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: Which Spam Block List to use for a network?

> SPF is a proposed standard.
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-mengwong-spf-00.txt
> Even Microsoft seemed to drops its CallerID proposal in favor of SPF.
> Check spf.pobox.com
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 11:45:40 +0200, Niccolo Rigacci <niccolo@rigacci.org> wrote:
> > Please correct me if I'm wrong; I'm searching for RFCs which
> > propose effective ways to block spam and viruses.
> > 
> -- 
> Yves Junqueira
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