[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Jeff's whitelists

Frank Ellermann nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Fri Jul 16 05:43:56 CEST 2004


Jeff Chan wrote:

 [spamarrest.com]
> Why would a nominally antispam company spam people?

That's a C/R system on the surface.  I've got dozens of
challenges from this orgaization, all spamming for their
"services" (= C/R) incl. affiliate and Webmaster programs.

The "confirmations" are picture puzzles (like UOL etc.),
but very often they don't work, so I'm not sure whose
pictures they use.  Maybe they are stolen and abused to
create spammer accounts elsewhere, it won't surprise me.

Please stop to whitelist dubious organizations based on
vague criteria like "publicly listed, subject to laws".

With that policy you would whitelist "viagra", because it
is a product of Pfizer.com ("publicly listed").  Or you
would whitelist CAN-SPAM spam ("subject to laws").  This
leads nowhere,
                Bye, Frank




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