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

  • From: David Schwartz
  • Date: Tue Dec 10 18:44:48 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:45:29 -0500, Scott Silzer wrote:

>I could understand if an ISP was allowing spam from a portion of
>there network.  But in this case the only thing that the ISP did is
>host a website, the SPAM was sent from from a third party's network.
>The ISP did terminate the customer but in the meantime the entire
>NSP's network has been blacklisted, for a rouge webhosting account
>does sound a bit harsh.

	A spam blocking service that worked that way would be useless. Anyone could 
get any site they didn't like blacklisted simply by spamvertising it. Anyone 
who uses a spam blocking list that works that way is DoSing themselves.