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Re: Possibly OT, definately humor. rDNS is to policy set by federal law.

  • From: Nachman Yaakov Ziskind
  • Date: Thu Mar 15 23:00:27 2007

Steve Sobol wrote (on Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 10:31:44PM -0400):
> On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, S. Ryan wrote:
> > Personally, we gave up using SORBS because of it's very high 
> > false-positive ratio 
> YMMV; at $DAYJOB we don't seem to have the same problem.

I gave up using SORBS (and I'm not Mat's enemy, mind you - I used to 
work for SORBS and still like the idea) because it was so random. 
Mat would block 2, say, out of AOL's 26 or whatever mailservers. 
Why? b/c those two were used to send spam. Right. So, not only do 
I have to explain to users why their AOL friends cannot write them, 
I *also* have to explain that the blocking is at random, and if 
their friend just retrys sending, they'll have a 92% chance of 
getting through. Completely unworkable. If you want to block AOL 
(and I totally sympathize with Mat here) just ... block ...
them and be done with it. Don't make me play email roulette.

Nachman Yaakov Ziskind, FSPA, LLM       [email protected]
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law 
Economic Group Pension Services
Actuaries and Employee Benefit Consultants