questionable email filtering policies?

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Thu Jul 23 22:04:48 UTC 2009

On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 13:22:54 PDT, goemon at said:
> Seems rather unwise to filter your abuse mailbox.
>     ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <abuse at>
>      (reason: 554 Message not allowed - UP Email not accepted for policy reasons.  Please visit [120])

I'm not sure which is worse:

1) That they filter their abuse mailbox.
2) That they outsource their abuse mailbox (and potentially others) to Yahoo.
3) That they're doing (2) and they're apparently a few orders of magnitude
bigger than "Joe's Bait, Tackle, and Internet Emporium".

"And they wonder why we block their e-mail.." -- the NANOG lurker in the
next cubicle, standard response when a site's demonstrated configuration clue
level is so low to render constructive dialog improbable.

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