SpamHaus Drop List

Sean Donelan sean at
Thu Aug 23 17:46:47 UTC 2007

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> Does anyone use spamhaus drop list ?
> i do.
>> I'm glad to listen opinions or experience.
> no false positives yet.  mostly seems to drop inbound tcp/53.

Waving a dead chicken over your computer will have no false positives too.

Is it a placebo or does it actually have an effect?

Although very little good or bad will come from those networks, just 
like the various BOGON lists, the Spamhause DROP list does require 
maintenance.  If you don't have a process in place to maintain it
even after you are gone, proceed with caution.

If you do have a process in place, not only for routing but also for
your new customer order process, it is a useful source of information.

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