RBL blocking emails by mistake?

DAve dave.list at
Fri Sep 8 17:44:39 IST 2006

John Clancy wrote:
> <snip>
>> I still do not believe that a common users opinion should be the sole 
>> determination of what is SPAM and what is not. I get several hundred 
>> AOL SPAM reports I must manually unsubscribe from maillists each month 
>> because they sign up to gain access to a website and then don't want 
>> the mail. SPAM has become "mail I don't want".
>> DAve
> SPAM has always been "mail I don't want" its just that not all "mail I 
> don't want" happens to be SPAM :-)
> JC

True, it depends on your perspective. What I call SPAM as a sysadmin is 
different that what my paying clients call SPAM. Stopping SPAM is 
becoming a vicious juggling act for ISPs like us with mixed clients.

When I am told "You need to work on the SPAM filtering, client 
complaints are increasing", I hear "Descend into the depths of hell and 
bring me Satan's head".


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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