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Re: FW: The worst abuse e-mail ever, sverige.net
on Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 10:16:41AM +0200, Lars-Johan Liman wrote: > > I cannot agree to the "block port 25" line of action. > > I am a Unix sysadmin, with 15 years of experience as sendmail and DNS > expert. I have a DSL line at home, with static IP, and generic rDNS > provided by my ISP. Behind it I have a serious Unix server, configured > to roughly the same standard that I use at work. Congrats. Ask your ISP for non-generic rDNS, in your domain, so I know where to send the abuse reports. > I know enough about this business to not trust my ISP with anything > more than moving packets to and from my server (and even that is > streching it ;-). I don't want to pay for their lousy mail service, > I can do it better myself. > > And you don't want to let me? I don't mind at all. Get rDNS that provides a clue that you have a clue, and I'm happy as all get out to accept mail from you. Otherwise, you're functionally identical to fifty million spam zombies, as far as I have time to determine. Understand me? You're the /rare exception/. > Now, *why* should *I* be punished because the rest of my neighbours > have chosen to jump into the commercial bed of an operating system > that is a walking invitation to cracking? Because that's how things are today. You're a 1-in-50-million chance, as far as I can tell from my mail server. <snip unhelpful Internet architecture lesson> -- join us! http://hesketh.com/about/careers/web_designer.html join us! hesketh.com/inc. v: +1(919)834-2552 f: +1(919)834-2554 w: http://hesketh.com join us! http://hesketh.com/about/careers/account_manager.html join us!