Matthew Sullivan wrote:
The statement that 'a blacklist blocks mail' is... wrong.
And yet, if you ask pretty much any DNSBL user what a DNSBL is for,
they'll say it's for blocking mail. If you ask anyone whose IP (or
other identifier) has been listed what the DNSBL did, they'll say it
blocked their mail. We anti-spammers have argued this for a decade and
we can argue it for another decade, but a reasonable person will come to
a very different conclusion than we do.
So, the core question: is this BCP written for the most repetitively
pedantic of anti-spammers (some of whom I see on this list -- hi,
guys!), or is it written for reasonable people? And, if the former, why
are we bothering?
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