spam/avoidance of

From: Gary Hildebrand <>
Date: Thu Jan 31 04:07:21 2002

"Fred Cisin (XenoSoft)" wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Geoff Reed wrote:
> > not so easy fix, your ISP can get on a blacklist from spoofed headers,
> > there are a handful of the blacklists out there that just add you, without
> > verifying that the spam did , in fact originate at your domain :(
> That is true. Some? of the blacklists will blacklist any site that COULD
> be used, based entirely on whether they have things like reverse DNS
> configured properly.
> How about an entire Community College being blacklisted (without ever
> having been hijacked)? And the "Network Administrator" is apparently not
> capable of fixing it!

I remember when Dalnet blacklisted AOL users for several months. Really
put the dampers on my IRC activities, as one of my better friends was an
AOL subscriber.

What really is needed is stronger rules on unsolicited e-mails. Maybe
something like a no-send list, like we have here in Missouri for

Gary Hildebrand
Received on Thu Jan 31 2002 - 04:07:21 GMT

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