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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Micah McNelly wrote: > Do you really think opinion has a place in mail delivery? Yes. For instance, you might be lucky enough to live somewhere where the the local default postal service actually obeys the 'No junk mail' sticker on your letterbox and only delivers cards and bills. > What if the USPS decided any magazine you subscribed to was > suddenly unfit for delivery and decided it should blocked (thrown away)? Sorry. The mechanics of Internet Mail delivery are more like inter-company couriers, with each company (mail server) having its own set of bonded couriers to deliver packages to remote companies. There is no lowest-common-denominator delivery service such as the USPS in Internet terms. Blacklists, in the company courier terms, are the equivilant of packages being delivered to (your company's) reception by a courier, and your company refusing to accept said packages because they do not meet with the company's guidelines (eg, sending company has a bad credit rating, as reported by the BadCreditAgency Inc). The other company's courier must then take the package back and perhaps try another office of your company. --==-- Bruce. > > SORBS is a one-man operation out of Australia. Note that the netblock that the primary SORBS server is in is currently having routing hiccups between connect.com.au and netgate.nz, leaving some destinations unreachable except via proxies.