questionable email filtering policies?

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Jul 23 17:04:48 CDT 2009


On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 13:22:54 PDT, goemon at anime.net said:
> Seems rather unwise to filter your abuse mailbox.
> 
>     ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <abuse at btopenworld.com>
>      (reason: 554 Message not allowed - UP Email not accepted for policy reasons.  Please visit http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/defer/defer-04.html [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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