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Re: Spammer by incompetence, RBL may be an option

The RBL is for spammers, that is, UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email), 
 UBE (Unsolicited Bulk Email), also, fraud (mailbombing etc) is 
 sometimes considered spam.

It is *not* intended for misconfigured/-programmed mailers, nor a list 
 of open relays (ORBS http://www.orbs.org/ is doing that).

Read http://maps.vix.com/rbl/candidacy.html .

So, the RBL is simply the wrong place for something like that.

Also the RBL is used throughout the internet for *blackholing* all 
 IP-connectivity from spammers. If you misconfigured your MTA (or 
 simply chose a, say, "broken", one), what would you say if you were 
 cut off from ~ 40 % of the internet, as would be the effect if you 
 were RBLed?

I sent a (friendly) message to the postmaster at my.netvigator.com 
 already, informing them of the problem and pointing out directions to 
 fix it. You may want to do the same.


>On 20-Sep-2000 Osamu Aoki wrote:
>> I hate stupid MTA causing this problem.  I like idea to kick out
>> my.netvigator.com (looks like chinese free e-mail account.  I can not
>> read chinese) from internet mail system.
>> I understand debian ML can not do that. It may be best to report this 

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