OT: Spamcop BL - good or dangerous?

DAve dave.list at pixelhammer.com
Wed Nov 29 19:55:28 GMT 2006

Matt Kettler wrote:
> DAve wrote:
>> I saw the announcement around the 15th.
>> http://www.spamhaus.org/zen/
>> "ZEN is the combination of all Spamhaus DNSBLs into one single powerful
>> and comprehensive blocklist to make querying faster and simpler. It
>> contains the SBL, the XBL and the new PBL blocklist."
>> I don't recall seeing the PBL notice on http://www.spamhaus.org/pbl the
>> day I turned it up. Using ZEN certainly raised my block rate over using
>> only sbl-xbl, mrtg shows the improvement.
> Interesting.. I use zen too, but I actually break it out by return code. Thus
> far, I've not seen anything match the new PBL part of the zone.
> Spamhaus SBL  (
>    2190
> Spamhaus XBL CBL (
>   10143
> Spamhaus XBL NJABL (
>      81
>       0
>       0
> And yes, the lists are applied in that order, so it is possible every PBL
> listing was in SBL, or XBL. However, I think your increase in  hits since
> switching to zen probably has more to do with changes in the existing zones.

And as always, spam evolves constantly. So it could be nothing more than 
the email landscape shifted the weekend I made the change. But hey, I 
ain't complaining.


Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.

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