RBL blocking emails by mistake?

James L. Day lday at
Sat Sep 9 04:45:01 IST 2006

Excuse me, but why would a secret e-mail address at a spamtrap send a
message to an auto-responder?  It wouldn't be secret for very long if it
were sending out e-mail messages...

When you say "That seems to be what has happened to us" are you
admitting there's actually something you don't know?


John Rudd wrote:
> 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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