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Re: SORBS Identity theft alert
On 04/11/05, Andrew D Kirch <email@example.com> wrote: > "See more about mailbombing. Mailbombers are spammers. They just aren't > in it for the money. Or possibly they are. SORBS asks for donations to > get delisted, and also seeks donations from Subscribers. It is very > unusual for blacklists to extort money this way." > > This also is a blatant mischaracterization, the AHBL relies on donations > and advertisements on the website to fund it's operational budget, > spamhaus charges for commercial > supporthttp://www.spamhaus.org/organization/funding.html . Charging /users/ of a dnsbl is one thing...charging listees is another. Some folks here may remember that I've often been a supporter of *bl operators, but I absolutely cannot support this particular policy of SORBS. I know Matthew has his heart in the right place, but he's making a big mistake there and eventually someone much saner than Dean Anderson will take him to task for it -- probably in the courts -- and that'll set a precedent which harms /all/ *bl operators. As for everything /else/ Dean accuses SORBS of...well, that's all utter bullshit as usual; pay him no mind, for he will be unable to return the favor. -- J.D. Falk As a carpenter bends the seat of a chariot <firstname.lastname@example.org> I bend this frenzy round my heart.