Mailing List Message #12701
From: Joe Laffey <>
Subject: Re: Yahoo!Groups blacklisted by SPEWS -- whitelist workarounds?
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 21:03:55 -0600 (CST)
To: SIMS Discussions <>
On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Bill Cole wrote:

> At 1:04 PM -0500 3/25/03, ted crane  imposed structure on a stream of
> electrons, yielding:
> >Although I'm interested in commentary about SPEWS decision to
> >list Yahoo (justifiable in that spam *is* originating there,
> >but questionable in terms of disservice to a very large user
> >community) ...
> It is absolutely reasonable given what SPEWS claims to be and has
> shown itself to be. This is ezxactly what one should expect as an
> outcome of using SPERWS: you will have legitimate mail blocked.
> Personally, I wouldn't ever use SPEWS on any server where the users
> value their mail at all. It's a list designed to block enough
> legitimate mail to annoy legitimate users into action.

Yep, SPEWS is quite radical, and block way to much good mail. It makes
itself worthless to anyone with a varied customer base, IMHO.

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