[SURBL-Discuss] Mailing list gets bounces from my mail providerbecause of surbl
cshore at brucetelecom.com
Thu Apr 16 03:49:00 CEST 2009
On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:29:18 -0400
"Kevin A. McGrail" <kmcgrail at pccc.com> wrote:
> Not speaking on behalf of SURBL but using SURBL to block email is not
> a recommended usage. From http://www.surbl.org/
> "direct blocking at the MTA level is not recommended. It's generally
> better to use SURBLs along with multiple, weighted factors, as
> SpamAssasssin does."
> However, additionally, why are so many messages to the debian mailing
> list hitting surbl domains? Even the anti-spam mailing lists don't
> have this problem that much. If you are discussing questionable
> domains use <domain>-munge.com for example.
I think they just have a low threshold for bounces. One or two bounces
enough for the kick-score (percentage of bounced emails) to start
getting towards the threshold for unsubscription.
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