Mailing List Message #15365
From: Roger Moffat <>
Subject: Re: RBL to Use
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 12:27:24 -0400
To: SIMS Discussions <>
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Thanks Bill and Lewis

On Oct 22, 2006, at 10:05 AM, Bill Cole wrote:

At 7:46 AM -0600 10/22/06, Lewis Butler  imposed structure on a stream of electrons, yielding:
On 22 Oct 2006, at 07:30 , Lewis Butler wrote:
sbl is excellent, the cn and kr lists catch the occasional mass-spam though, so I keep them.

I take it back, cluecentral hasn't had a hit in over 30 days, probably because  it went off line last November.

I really should pay more attention to these things, but I get so little spam anymore with sbl-xbl and greylisting that it hardly seems to matter.

Which points up an important fact: once you start using external resources for spam control, you need to pay attention to their status. In the past, some DNSBL's have shut down with a "list the world" tactic that is designed to slap inattentive users out of continuing to query dead lists. You don't want to be on the user end of such a tactic, as it means rejecting all mail until you notice it.

Just adding SpamHaus a few days ago has dramatically cut down the amount of spam I was getting on the 5 addresses at my domain that I monitor. Some is still coming through, but it's probably less than 1/4 of what it was.


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