dnsbl's? - an informal survey

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Sat May 31 01:17:00 UTC 2003

Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> 	Hello Charles & All ,  Love all of you that want to filter ,
> 	Please do I would bo one of those that you'd filter .  I've been
> 	running my little home netowrk for ~8 years using dialup ,  isdn ,
> 	adsl , cable .  Never could get any employer to fork over better
> 	than that .  It brings to mind something Randy said ,(something
> 	like) I highly recommend that my compititon ...
> 	That way people (ie: customers who know better) will find a
> 	non/inteligent-filering provider .  Please THINK before doing .
> 		Hth ,  JimL

You seem to think that customers give ISPs a choice. The fact is, 
customers scream about the 50-90% spam that hits their mailbox and want 
it gone at any cost. Whitelisting is easy, and done when requested. 
Customers are happy.

The stance now stands, if you can't afford a static IP address to 
properly run a mail server, then use a smart host. If a server isn't 
static, then the IP address can't be trusted or the next guy at that IP 
address will be a spammer. Most places will whitelist based on email 
address or vanity domain if asked.


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