A few comments (interleaved) to clarify the record :)
On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 19:14:14 -0400 (EDT), Dean Anderson wrote:
Indeed. These open relay blacklist sites were always a highly
questionable source for mail filtering. Quite obviously, open relays have
no relationship to spam, so using an open relay blacklist is going to
block a lot of non-spam email.
==> That is the only way to get the attention of overworked (or
incompetent) admins. In one case I had to contact (personally)
Ziggy Switkowski, the chairman of Telstra, to get his firm to
crack down on misuse of his network. That solved the immediate
problem (and that's what it took because the admins didn't do a
thing except send auto-ignore messages), yet three years later Telstra
is still a menace to the Internet. See today's article
On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
I followed some links today, and discovered to my horror that one of the
spamtools I'd been using had been throwing away some valid messages -
including some from this very list.
It turned out that OSIRUSOFT had gone belly-up,
==>Reportedly they had to cease operations because of DDOS attack. They
must have been doing something right, and they deserve a cheer for
that. However they could indeed have shut down more gracefully. Boo.