Gerald Pfeifer pfeifer@dbai.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Apr 24 14:54:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Carlo Wood wrote:
> Guys, this mailinglist uses 'spews.org'. That is WAY to restrictive!
> Mail was bounced/rejected and there is NOTHING I can do about that, even
> while there will NEVER be spam from my IP#.

Note that you shouldn't have problems sending mails to lists which you
are subscribed to, and there is a global list where you subscribe once
and won't ever have problems again.

> They claim/think that the B-class or so that I am in is "spam friendly"
> and therefore block also MY (static) IP# !

While I agree that your situation is unfortunate, your provider is one of
the worst large providers I'm aware of when it comes to abuse handling,
though "incompetent and ignorant" probably would be a better description
than "spam friendly".

> this range are cable modems some of which are dynamic, some (like mine)
> are not.  They cannot get every single user to fix their mailer).

If they cannot do that, they should firewall port 25 outgoing.

(Not that I like the situation in any way, but with some 50 spams a day,
I'm happy that at least via the gcc lists I hardly get any.)

Gerald "Jerry"   pfeifer@dbai.tuwien.ac.at   http://www.pfeifer.com/gerald/

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