RacerX racerx at
Thu Feb 3 09:12:15 PST 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Erik Norgaard wrote:
>>> Just to clarify myself, is listed in and 
>>> but NOT in
>>> I just checked sorbs spamdb faq, they require a fine of $50 per spam mail 
>>> donated to charity!? - is FreeBSD ok as charity? - to delist a server, 
>>> with the exception if it happens due to blocking a whole netblock.
>> If you're using sendmail:
>> cd /etc/mail
>> edit access and add:
>> # FreeBSD mailers
>>                 OK
>>                 OK
>> Save and 'make maps'.
>>> Time to block sorbs I guess...
>> Unless SORBS is trying to send you email, what would that accomplish?
>> If you use SORBS and don't like their policies, just stop using them. Or 
>> explicitly allow mail from the IP addresses you want, as above.
> What I'm more curiuos about is *how* the FreeBSD mail servers go onto the 
> list in the first place ... did someone submit them because they couldn't 
> figure out how to unsubscribe, and got tired of receiving freebsd-* mail?

Actually I think I can answer that: users (many of them) most likly 
subscribe to the lists using a "work" email address. That being said, the 
admins see this and prolly think it's spam etc. and submit it.

Many users use company email for the lists (you can tell by the auto 
replies when they go off on vaca or what have you).

With that being said, these same users prolly are violating some sort of 
AUP that they had to sign when hired. I have an issue with these types of 

Granted, there are some that use company resources for this, but they also 
support *BSD in the work environment - that would fall under work related.

Just my .02 worth.

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