Does the name 'Ed Kelleher' ring any bells?

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Thu Sep 2 13:00:07 2004

>>>>> "Jay" == Jay West <> writes:

>> Indeed. But only fools react to open relays by blacklisting an
>> entire ISP domain, as (I think) ORBS has done.

 Jay> Blocking a whole domain is silly, to me at least from the ISP
 Jay> prospective. I defend an end client's right to do so though.

 Jay> I am not aware of ORBS blocking whole domains, however, there
 Jay> ARE some domains out there that are so exclusively the home of
 Jay> spammers I can certainly understand it.

I'm not sure if it was ORBS or another one of those blacklist
"services". In any case, it was blacklisting all domains belonging to
SPRINT and SPRINTnet. I found out because our company uses or used
SPRINT as its ISP, as do millions of others. It turned out that this
was done on purpose.

I concluded that the people running that blacklist are utter morons,
and since then I have seen similar idiotic actions either by that same
outfit or by others like it (for example, blacklisting
smtp servers because one Adelphia customer sent spam via that server).

It may be that there exist blacklist operators with more than room
temperature IQ. But the samples I have seen to date are not

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