[SHAME] Spam Rats

Otis L. Surratt, Jr. otis at ocosa.com
Thu Jan 10 03:14:29 UTC 2013

We had issues and similar behavior from SORBS.net and TrendMicro ERS but
have never dealt with Spam Rats. It was our second direct allocation
from ARIN last year that was apart of a larger block that got split up.
Our block was listed in their DUL. It was a pain to remove. They wanted
our PTR records to say "static" and provide a longer TTL. Others on this
list have shared similar stories. This is crazy but it's their service
and seem to be a common practice amongst some RBLs.

I hope you get your issue fixed. 

FYI - I have a PTR for all IPs. Just general practice.


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian DeMarchi [mailto:julian at jdcomputers.com.au] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:59 PM
Subject: [SHAME] Spam Rats


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

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].



0 - is ready to get flamed.
1 - http://www.spamrats.com
2 - these are my opinions only

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