[SHAME] Spam Rats

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 03:06:48 UTC 2013

Who uses it? Or did you see your IP listed in one of those multiple dnsbl
query sites and contacted them on general principles even though you didn't
see any actual bounced email that could be traced to a spam rats listing?

That said, it is best practice to set ptr records even for your unassigned
ip space

--srs (htc one x)
On 10-Jan-2013 8:30 AM, "Julian DeMarchi" <julian at jdcomputers.com.au> wrote:

> Heya,
> I don't like to publicly shame[0] companies or services but today I have
> found a need too. There is an anti-spam company called Spam Rats[1].
> They provide an RBL service and today is the first time I've seen them.
> So thank god they seem to not be used much.
> I'm emailing this list to advise of their listing pratices. They have
> listed a /24 of my companies for lack of PTRs in the range. Yes. Lack of
> PTRs in the /24 range. This is for co-lo customers. The range has a
> netural score on senderbase.
> This is the first RBL I have seen list a /24 for lack of PTRs. Not for
> sending spam, but just PTRs alone. How do you explain this to your
> customer?
> Their removal process is also a joke. As we are "mass-listed" the normal
> removal process does not apply. I've used their contact form but doubt
> I'll get a response.
> Please make 2013 the year you migrate away from Spam Rats if you choose
> to use this service[2].
> Regards,
> Julian
> 0 - is ready to get flamed.
> 1 - http://www.spamrats.com
> 2 - these are my opinions only

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