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Re: Spam. Again.. -- and blocking net blocks?

  • From: Miles Fidelman
  • Date: Tue Dec 10 10:50:11 2002

On 10 Dec 2002, Nigel Titley wrote:

> > 2) Does anyone else see a HUGE problem with listing a /19 because there is
> > one /32 of a spam advertised website?  When did this start happening?
> Since SPEWS, with its complete lack of accountability, started being
> used by respectable spam blocking software. Yes, its a massive problem.

We had this problem a while back too.  One particular problem is that the block-list - which seems to be used by an awful of
people -  aggregates data from several dozen sources, including spews.