Jon Lewis jlewis at
Fri Feb 19 01:20:01 UTC 2010

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010, James Hess wrote:

> According to the Spamhaus web site,  Your mail volume is automatically
> assumed to be very large,  if you use a dedicated anti-spam
> server/appliance of any type.     It would appear that the logic is:
> "everyone who has a low volume of mail MUST  perform all spam
> filtering on the mail server,  and not have any separate machine
> dedicated to spam filtering".

If your mail volume is large enough that it made sense to shell out a 
grand to a few grand for a "spam firewall" and several hundred $ per year 
for updates, is it wrong for Spamhaus to want you to pay them too (if you 
want to use their data to improve your spam filtering)?

The yearly fee for small corporate query access (up to a few hundred 
users) is less than you'd pay for a year of updates on a "spam firewall".

  Jon Lewis                   |  I route
  Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
  Atlantic Net                |
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