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Re: OT: Political Spam - what can you do about it?

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 04:33:55PM -0500, redhat wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 20:09, Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 08:23:38AM +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 00:02, Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:
> > > > Blacklisting for an ISP is not a good thing but it can also be used to
> > > > advantage. 
> > ....
> > > If you follow this policy, the likely result is that all your nets would
> > > end up blacklisted anyway. Many of the blacklists would initially list
> > > only the "problem" net,...
> > 
> > You are correct.  However in this case the initial poster was at a
> > Public Utility (electricity, phone, and ISP).  I suspect that his
> > service obligations as a utility might be different than many service
> > providers. 
> > 
> > Almost all dial-up nets are known and if not blacklisted they are on a
> > grey list.  i.e.
> >    RCVD_IN_DYNABLOCK RBL: Sent directly from dynamic IP address
> > 
> > In almost all 'utility' situations there must be a well documented
> > process to turn off service. ....

> Tom,
> You have really hit the nail on the head.  Being a public utility we are
> under different constraints than a normal ISP.  This one reason why I
> did not post a response to many of the other replies to my initial
> letter.  Most people do not understand that we cannot just "turn off" a
> customer like a regular ISP can.

Nor can you reject mail from major ISPs the way that
Paul's service can ;-).

	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
	May your cup runneth over with goodness and mercy
	and may your buffers never overflow.

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