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Re: SORBS Contact
On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Michael Nicks wrote:
Would people support if there was a defined and standardized way that providers can specify if the system with this ip address does or does
not send email? There are several proposal for this but so far ISPs
have not shown sufficient interest in implimenting any one - if
number of ISPs agree to enter some records and it catches on then
the need for 3rd party maintained lists of dynamic ip addresses
would go away.
Of course the root cause for all these still remains that certain OS vendor makes (and contines to) bad security design choices and this results in users of their system getting infected and being used as spam zombies. Combined with that is that many ISPs don't maintain good enough policies to shutdown infected users quickly or block their accounts from access to SMTP on per-user basis. Last is sometimes due to low margins and ISPs trying to cut cost and it is effecting abuse department - which the basicly the one part of the company that not only not make any money but causes to loose some business...
-- William Leibzon Elan Networks william@xxxxxxxx