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Re: spam sent to debian.org addresses

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 08:53:31AM +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> > A big part of the spam can be trivially blocked at the point where it enters 
> > the Debian servers, using DNSRBLs and other sensible restrictions. When it 
> > enters my mailer, it can not be trivially blocked as it comes from 
> > murphy.debian.org which is a mail server I want to accept mail from.
> A lot of legitimate mail can be trivially blocked this way, as well, which
> is why it doesn't make sense to drop it on the server side.

Which is also a reason dialup-rbl lists are not enabled by default.
Even if it would reduce the amount of spam, it would close Debian
for certain people, which is not acceptable for/by Debian.



Life is too short to run proprietary software.  -- Bdale Garbee

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