How effective was our blocking of 2 networks for spam?

Well … judge for yourself.


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Yahoo/ATT and the other guys … you have a problem you need to address.

Worth noting: The following are the IP/nets we are blocking access to port 25.

AT&T/Yahoo:
     207.115.11.0/24
     204.127.217.0/24

DNSVR:
     71.6.153.204
     216.40.239.162
     216.40.250.39

I do not believe in RBLs. Likely we are losing mail. But then again, the good folks at these sites did not seem to do more than auto-acknowledge my concerns over the use of their infrastructure to DoS us.

Maybe we need a “badly behaving” list. Not an RBL. But a list of sites who simply don’t listen to requests to fix their DoSes. Simply deny traffic from these folks for a week. See if “they get it” after their customers start complaining about things breaking.

Prisoners dilemma, tit-for-tat strategy. Looks to be the only one that will work here.

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