FIVETEN/theplanet.com.spam-support: added 2004-02-29;
spam support - listwashing, refusal to remove spammers; added 2003-06-21;
called theplanet +1-214-782-7802 - abuse person never returned the call; added 2003-06-28;
called theplanet +1-214-782-7802 - told them about the SBL and SPEWS listings;
spam support - see
The spam database lookup checks 150 odd lists
… and sure enough one of my more important e-mails has just been bounced thanks to he.blackholes.us. This is a serious bugbear for linode.com methinks…
3 positive hits blackholes.us, spews and blars on the 66.220.1/24 range
Same on the 64.62.190/24 range
Looks like there have been alot of banned ranges
Blars is just a joke.
This really does not sorting out.
Thanks for the link; I just found out that by virtue of being hosted at Hurricane Electric my linode is listed on two spam blacklists: BLARS and SPEWS2. Just great
My HE linode on the 66.160.141 isn't listed in any blacklists according to the tests at dnsstuff.com.
Heh, I love this comment from BlarsBL…
In general, an entire netblock is added rather than just a single IP or customer of a larger ISP. (For example, if hugeisp has a /16 that they allocate a single /24 to spamcustomer, the /16 will be listed rather than just the /24.)
Anyone using BlarsBL to block incoming mail should expect to lose legitimate mail. Similarly for SPEWS.
I, personally, use the following blacklists in postfix:
These guys appear to have a clue and don't have a habit of listing innocent parties.
FIVETENIGNORE LISTED (127.0.0.7) Reports CNAME of theplanet.com.spam-support.blackholes.five-ten-sg.com.
TXT= "added 2005-02-26; spam support - see
OMFG! I think SBLs are over reactive.
Even after jumping through all the operator's hoops and receiving a promise that he'd whitelist my address, he did absolutely nothing.
The only lists I'd recommend would be Spamhaus SBL and XBL, and perhaps dul.dnsbl.sorbs.net if you don't want unauthenticated traffic from dynamic IPs. SPEWS et.al. should be used for scoring/tagging, IMHO.
It's a political tool, and a very effective one at that. Any for profit organisation that
blocks mail based on the spews 2 list is crazy. Anyone else should know how much
they are blocking before choosing spews or any other blacklist for that matter.
As a political tool spews works really well and the reactions on this board prove that.
Everyone is pissed off at the spews listing, myself included.
We all go and moan to caker.
Caker moans to HE.
If they get enough complaints from paying customers and they will stop providing
service to anyone who even half looks like a spammer.
The spammers have one less place they can setup shop. Everyone wins.
Now if only we had some similar system to block sales calls from dodgy indian callcentres
the world would truely be a better place.