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Re: Fw: Administrivia: ORBS

  • From: Steve Sobol
  • Date: Sun Jan 16 14:07:24 2000

Paul Vixie's Mail Abuse Prevention System addresses this.

The MAPS Relayed Spam Stopper is similar to ORBS but *only lists
servers that are known to have been used to spam.*

It's not as proactive as ORBS. But there are a lot fewer false
positives. I'd venture to say that the actual number is very
close to zero. :)

Randy Bush wrote:
> > (* obviously not every system listed in ORBS has been used to forward
> > actual spam of course -- why even I have a test machine listed in there
> > for test purposes!  ;-)
> what if there are systems blocked by orbs which are truely not mail relays,
> for which there has never been evidence of mail relaying, from which spam
> has never eminated, ...?

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