[linux-elitists] yesmail.com spammer sues MAPS RBL (fwd)

Aaron Lehmann aaronl@vitelus.com
Mon Jul 17 11:14:07 PDT 2000


I won't dare mention yesmail in my exim.conf. Yesmail might sue me!!
*shudder*.



On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, Heather wrote:

> For all of us who solve spam by letting our MTA shoot it down for us...
> 
> * Heather * VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to 
>                  resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot.
> 		-- Esquire, "O'Donnell's Laws of Cartoon Motion", June 1980
> 
> ----- Forwarded message from Ian Kluft -----
> 
> >From star  Mon Jul 17 08:31:17 2000
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> From: ikluft@thunder.sbay.org (Ian Kluft)
> Subject: yesmail.com spammer sues MAPS RBL
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> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 02:44:35 -0700 (PDT)
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> 
> If you've been using the MAPS RBL to filter for spam, you'll probably want
> to add an explicit filter against yesmail.com.  They just won a temporary
> restraining order (expires Aug 2) against MAPS RBL (the Mail Abuse Prevention
> System's Realtime Blackhole List, a.k.a. mail-abuse.org.)
> 
> In response to this, I added explicit blocks against yesmail.com to the
> Exim configuration on my co-lo server, which is a backup MX host for all
> sbay.org sites.  Any of you who are directly connected to the Internet
> should consider the same thing.  Here's what I added to my configuration:
>    host_reject = [...]:*.yesmail.com
>    sender_reject = [...]:*@yesmail.com
> (The [...] represent the previous contents of the reject lists, which remain
> after adding yesmail.com to the list.)
> 
> I don't know how much comes directly from their domain specifically.  But
> even if this turns out to be just a symbolic move, it's a good one anyway.
> -- 
> Ian Kluft  KO6YQ   PP-ASEL                              sbay.org coordinator
> ikluft(at)thunder.sbay.org   http://www.kluft.com/~ikluft/      San Jose, CA
> 
> ----- End of forwarded message from Ian Kluft -----
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