IP address reputation, BorderWare

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Mar 22 23:31:32 CET 2007

Scott Silva spake the following on 3/22/2007 3:20 PM:
> Chris Yuzik spake the following on 3/22/2007 2:52 PM:
>> Denis Croombs wrote:
>>> I have always felt that address verification was worse that spammers and
>>> will never deal with people who use it.
>> Denis,
>> That's interesting. Can you explain your position?
>> Chris
> While I don't think that it is as bad as spammers, it does seem like throwing
> gasoline on the fire. Say I get 1000 bad addresses. I have just doubled that
> by verifying. If I got one million, now there is 2 million. And you aren't
> punishing the spammer. You are punishing the poor server that was spoofed.
> There needs to be a smart verifier that does a dns lookup first to see if the
> mail even came from a valid ip address for that domain BEFORE it even
> considers doing a verify. That would drop a lot of the crap without punishing
> poor Mr. Innocent's  server.
I just did a little looking, and I change my vote.   I think I am going to
look at smf-sav next week.


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