LarrySheldon at cox.net
Sun Feb 21 19:10:23 UTC 2010
On 2/21/2010 12:32 PM, Jon Lewis wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010, Michelle Sullivan wrote:
>>> To the best of my knowledge, MAPS was the first to do it. Uribl.com
>>> currently does it (and does the sort of query aggregation across your
>>> entire? network) that I mentioned.
>> Can you access MAPS without a subscription at all?
> At this point, I have no idea. Originally, yes. Even after they "went
> commercial", IIRC, they were still going to provide free access for
> "hobbyists" but not for business users. The quality and coverage of their
> service compared to others that were available became such that I stopped
> using it and didn't miss it.
I also have no current information (except personal surprise that they
were still around), but I got into anti-spam groups and lists, and
learning "sendmail" when our mail started failing left and right.
Long story short somebody (HP, our vendor? the previous secretive
"admin"? I never did figure out who) had configured all of our sendmail
instances to use MAPS, and MAPS had shut off the service--no warning
that I know of, no alternative that I know of. I do recall that when we
started developing our own tools (in the pre-Postini days) our catch
rate went up and our FP rate plummeted.
"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to
take everything you have."
Remember: The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.
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