AOL rejecting mail from IP's w/o reverse DNS ?

Tony Hain alh-ietf at
Fri Dec 5 00:26:39 UTC 2003

just me wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Petri Helenius wrote:
>   And I refer you to the blocks which are properly registered down
>   to the /29 level and you are saying that if you are a good citizen
>   collateral damage is recommended regardless because antispammers
>   are either lazy or technically incompetent or like their ego
>   boosted by intentional collateral damage?
>   Pete
> Can you explain to the less hyperbolic among us, why I should be
> obligated to exchange packets with a provider who hosts abusive
> customers.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

That said, IMHO you are free to do what you want as an individual, but
collusion by a group to block a provider (even one with abusive customers)
smells a lot like restraint of trade. 


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