spamcop abuse of power

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Nov 17 18:36:45 UTC 2011

On Nov 17, 2011, at 5:37 AM, Dan The Man wrote:
> Today I had an unhappy unix student try to submit an assignment to me and could not. Spamcop has decided to go off blacklisting all yahoo/shaw etc servers worldwide.

I'm seeing about 40 spams per month from Yahoo's *; they're almost certainly the single largest source of spammy email I get.

> Example Solution Postfix:
> remove: reject_rbl_client
> from your smtpd_recipient_restrictions line until they fix their abuse issues.

I probably wouldn't use any RBL for pass/fail blocking-- aside from, maybe, and even that one likely needs some whitelisting if your mail system has a non-trivial # of users-- instead, consider using RBLs for scoring.


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