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Re: SPEWS?

  • From: Simon Lyall
  • Date: Fri Jun 21 00:58:01 2002

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, John Payne wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 09:58:57PM -0400, Geo. wrote:
> >
> > > > Why spamcop and not spews?
> > >
> > > My question is why a dnsbl that the *maintainer* of which says should not
> > > be used for production mail systems?
> >
> > Because it's a targetted dynamic solution for a dynamic problem and I
> > believe it has a chance at working?
>
> You have more faith than the person behind that list?

>From http://spamcop.net/bl.shtml:

"This blocking list is somewhat experimental and should not be used in a
production environment where legitimate email must be delivered. "

Which basicly says to me that it's not 100% accurate and will sometimes
drop that vital letter from your lover/lawyer/customer. The same is true
for just about every other anti-spam filter or serivce.

Thats where a rule based system like Spamassassin is good, you can put in
even a flawed test, give it a point or two and it's still useful. The sum
is a lot better than the parts.

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