[nycbug-talk] Mail Server In CBL List

alex at pilosoft.com alex at pilosoft.com
Sat Nov 4 15:06:42 EST 2006

On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Francisco Reyes wrote:

> alex at pilosoft.com writes:
> > Who cares. There are a lot of spam blocklists ran by retards.
> So what do you suggest? To no use them at all? Are any RBLs that you
> consider sane?
spamhaus SBL is generally sane, although lately its been moving into 
"collateral damage" direction. nevertheless, it is probably the sanest.
I can say what *not* to use: SORBS/SPEWS/spamcop.

> > It is a self-inflicted DoS if you try to deal with each of them.
> > People who use such blocklists deserve what they get
> So what is your solution for handling spam?
> If blocking spam was as easy as sometimes people want to make it sound..  
> there wouldn't be so many spammers making money out of sending millions
> of spam every day.
It is *very* nontrivial, and the current state-of-the-art is probably 
combination of:

a) MTA front-end: short (1 minute) greylisting 

b) bayes filtering: spamassassin or pyzor or...

c) blacklists

d) spamassassin plugins to do filtering based on URLs embedded in the 
mail, and OCR of the URLs embedded in images


More information about the talk mailing list