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  • From: Micah McNelly
  • Date: Tue Mar 15 13:54:30 2005

Actually I got a response quickly from a list member who represent sorbs at some level. Do you really think opinion has a place in mail delivery? What if the USPS decided any magazine you subscribed to was suddenly unfit for delivery and decided it should blocked (thrown away)?


Robert Bonomi wrote:

From Tue Mar 15 11:59:40 2005
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:59:21 -0800
From: Micah McNelly <>


Anyone on the list involved with this project? I need to speak to someone ASAP. No, I am not going to pay your ridiculous fine.

SORBS is a one-man operation out of Australia.

I really doubt that he participates in the NORTH AMERICAN network operators

SORBS -- like _any_ other blocklist -- is simply an expression of opinion.
if you feel that "somebody" is 'wrongly' blocking mail because of a SORBS
listing, your _first_ step should be to contact *that* party, and request
that either (a) they stop using SORBS, or (b) that they 'whitelist' you.
*THEY* are the ones that made the decision to block your mail to their

Contact means for SORBS *is* provided on the web-site. it works reliably. Be advised, however, that a 'need' on your part does not translate to urgency on the part of anyone else.

Note: *Nobody*, not even SORBS, says you 'have to' make that charitable
contribution. All the 'spam' listings _do_ "age off" the SORBS
system, eventually.

Caveat: I have nothing to do with SORBS. I don't use it -- or *any* blocklist,
for that matter -- myself (I use other means that are better suited for _my_
requirements). I don't even know the operator thereof. Everything I've
said is based on published and publicly available information.


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