Consolidated spammy countries rbl

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Sat Mar 3 15:48:49 CET 2007

On Sat, 3 Mar 2007, sandrews at wrote:

> I think it's a reasonable list but probably isn't applicable to everyone
> here.  That's one of the reasons I asked that he release his code so we
> can implement locally and adjust the inclusion/exclusion of countries as
> we see fit.
> For the majority of my clients in the US, this list is worthwhile for
> them, but again, YMMV.  If you've got clients that are ok with blocking
> everything from the US, that would be reasonable too for them.  The
> whole notion that any server should accept mail from any other place and
> pass it along, although part of the original plan, is long since gone.
> You, yourself have a hall of shame of poorly run networks.  Is blocking
> them flawed by design?  I dunno, I hate the way SORBS acts in that you
> get penalized if you happen to be hosted close to poorly run networks
> when they block ranges, but I guess the only thing I don't like about it
> is the perceived extortion to get unblocked.  More and more I'm of the
> opinion that the sheer fact I accept your mail (not you specifically,
> but anyone) is a privilege that may be revoked at any time.  I'm not
> militant enough to block everything and then only accept upon request
> and application, but that day is coming for all of us.  80% of all email
> on the internet is junk and that's just freaking ridiculous.

Blocking based on assigned network blocks is much more accurate. In the 
few listed instances it is rather clear the owner of the netblock is not 
taking any action at all against problems on their network.

Country bounderies are not relevant on internet. IP delegations are.

And they are my blocking actions. You can see they are present and why. 
But I do not publish them on some RBL list.

But publishing countries in a DNS blacklist for public usage in this 
totally random yes/no style is flawed by design at best.

In case of the Netherlands we have quite a bit of detection points that 
alert any Dutch ISP as soon as we notice odd behaviours from any Dutch ISP 


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