SORBS on autopilot?

Ricky Beam jfbeam at
Thu Jan 14 22:21:31 UTC 2010

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:56:01 -0500, JC Dill <jcdill.lists at> wrote:
> It's a common belief among network operators that if a "server operator"  
> doesn't have access/ability to modify the PTR record for a server, it's  
> a good sign that the server shouldn't be used to send email, but instead  
> should send email thru an email server provided by their upstream access  
> provider.

That would be fine *IF* SORBS, et. al., actually paid any attention to  
such things.  I have dealt with SORBS several times over the years, and  
NEVER, EVER, have they given a single shit.  Your connection is "ADSL" and  
therefore "residential"... We were told by the ISP that address range is  
"residential" -- a verified f***ing lie, btw.  The request has to come  
 from the ISP -- which they will ignore as well.

To date, everyone who's ever blocked an email from me due to SORBS DUL,  
*NO LONGER USES SORBS*. (I also rewrote the sendmail macro to explicitly  
ignore their spamtrap list as well. It only takes one message, EVER, to  
get listed forever.  And they will not show you the message(s) that got  
you listed.)


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