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Re: SORBS Contact

  • From: Rik van Riel
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 20:54:01 2006

Allan Poindexter wrote:

The functionality of my email is still almost completely intact.  The
only time it isn't is when some antispam kook somewhere decides he
knows better than me what I want to read.  Spam is manageable problem
without the self appointed censors.  Get over it and move on.

I rather suspect that your spam problem is manageable because other admins are using DNSBLs and are thereby putting pressure on ISPs to boot spammers off their networks.

Even a list like SPEWS, which is used by very few people, may
motivate ISPs to clean up their network.

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan