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Re: an RBL for virus alert senders?

  • From: Rich Kulawiec
  • Date: Sat Feb 10 10:29:43 2007

On Sat, Feb 10, 2007 at 10:02:45AM -0500, Mark Jeftovic wrote:
> Is there an RBL for mail servers run by brain dead "postmasters" that 
> insist on running anti-viral software that sends out less-than-useless 
> "virus alerts", "virus in your email", "banned attachment" spewage to 
> the guaranteed-to-be-forged "From" address in the message headers?

A number of DNSBLs now includes zones for outscatter (aka "backscatter")
senders running either broken anti-virus s/w, broken anti-spam s/w,
broken mailers, or broken appliances.


for a useful collection of links.  For DNSBLs, I believe you may wish
to look at:

(Keep in mind that the last was written by folks whose native tongue
is German, so cut them some slack on spelling/grammar errors.)

I think (but am not sure) that Spamcop also lists outscatter senders.