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Re: 209.68.1.140 (209.68.1.0 /24) blocked by bellsouth.net for SMTP

  • From: Suresh Ramasubramanian
  • Date: Mon Sep 26 00:09:58 2005
  • Domainkey-signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=beta; d=gmail.com; h=received:message-id:date:from:reply-to:to:subject:cc:in-reply-to:mime-version:content-type:content-transfer-encoding:content-disposition:references; b=YXBiWXe49joAAHRNnzEXwL3PbDB7v7k3R8mnvc70rarLDAGEGCqcv1JH+fhD4AB/Sos10kn6mBf6Z9hgrvXau8hPrqta2hqcuVGwN/VKLem6pq0DVr0ffKRUiqwWp1JFHxZRsk1dzY0orNVUmA/6TckxRULkB1/oE7oyTOrPN9A=

On 26/09/05, Sean Figgins <sean@labrats.us> wrote:
> And if the customer specifically requests that YOU do not filter his
> email, or set up a system that allows him to see ALL email, even if ti is
> tagged as spam?

sell the customer a colo box or a virtual private server and have him
do whatever he wants with it

commodity / customer mailserver operations do involve filtering

> provider, and they may all be very true, but it does not change the truth
> that a single false positive can ruin a business.

If you filter spam, return clear bounce messages that show why the
filtering was done. Ideally return a url in the bounce message that
links to a clear explanation + tells you what to do about it.   And a
response mechanism to handle false positive reports, that addresses
these ASAP.

Just for example (and never mind the content .. 127.0.0.2 is a generic
address thats inserted in most blocklists) - 
http://spamblock.outblaze.com/127.0.0.2

Bad spam filtering is what gives all filtering a bad name ... what I
would call the Wile E Coyote school of spam filtering.  Like a trained
mining engineer can use a fused bundle of dynamite to blow a hole in a
rock - he'll blow up just what he wants to blow up, nothing else. 
Give Wile E Coyote that dynamite and ask him to blow up the roadrunner
.. you know what happens next.

-srs




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