RBL blocking emails by mistake?

John Rudd jrudd at
Sat Sep 9 04:33:58 IST 2006

On Sep 8, 2006, at 7:35 PM, Res wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, John Rudd wrote:
>>> if its that IP's first entry its delisted after 2 hours, then if 
>>> your in it again its longer, and so on, each time gets longer, its a 
>>> very fair process.
>> It would be a fair process if their criteria were reasonable and 
>> accurate.
>> Since their criteria are neither, the process is anything but fair.
> That depends upon why there were listed, of course we all know 
> spammers never see what they do as spamming, spamcop do have an 
> automated listing process if you send to one of their spamtrap 
> addresses, an address thats never real, never read, nerer given out to 
> anyone, to send to this address means someones up to no good, be it 
> deliberate or virus, either way its a
> legitmate listing IMHO caused by the sender.

Except of course that ... you're wrong.  Not just a little wrong, flat 
out wrong.

Autoresponders, if they see a message from a spamtrap, will respond to 
it.  That seems to be what has happened to us.  Multiple times.

Spamcop's position is that autoresponders are evil.  Which, of course, 
means that Spamcop are a bunch of morons.  (sorry, not willing to 
debate either point: autoresponders, such as vacation programs, aren't 
evil; spamcop are morons: both are absolute truths)

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