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Re: spam sent to debian.org addresses

On Fri, 2 May 2003, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 08:27:42PM +0000, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > >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.
> > No. Using SBL definitely does not block "a lot" of legitimate mail.
> in some cases it does. using SPEWS for example would lead to all of my
> mails being dropped because there is an online casino somewhere in my
> providers netblock...

I think he refers specifically to DSBL (see http://dsbl.org), *not*
every DNS-distributed IP blacklist.

I agree that Debian should use *some* IP blocking list. I didn't join
the project to receive lots of spam from verified spam sources.

> (btw, does anybody know whats the problem with an
> online casino???)

If they send spam, that's probably the problem.

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