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Re: More sorbs blacklisting

--On June 26, 2006 3:55:21 PM +0100 John Kelly <jak@isp2dial.com> wrote:

On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 10:46:15 +0200, scholler@fnb.tu-darmstadt.de
(Christoph Ulrich Scholler) wrote:

On 20.06. 02:15, John Kelly wrote:

I'll gladly sacrifice 20% of "legit" mail to stop 99.5% of all SPAM.

It's nowhere near 99.5%. Especially when you consider all of the blocking I do based on *.adsl.* or *.dsl.* or (dynamicsomething).comcast.net etc. catches a LOT of ratware running from machines with valid rDNS.

I am amazed.  If everybody thought (and configured their mail servers)
like this, one in every five legitimate emails would be undeliverable.
In order to communicate reliably, I would have to resend every fifth
email from a different mail host.

No, that's false.

100% of mail originating from servers having proper DNS will succeed.
If you can't set up proper DNS, then you will suffer.  But why should
I share in your suffering?

Yup this is correct. It's not like 20% of your outgoing mail will not get there, it either will or it won't.

If everybody would get tough, like me, the clueless admins might get a

If everybody would get tough, like you, email will die.

No, but the clueless admins will become extinct.  And good riddance.

Michael Loftis
Modwest Operations Manager
Powerful, Affordable Web Hosting

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