[linux-dvb] OT: Re: linuxtv.org fell in the blacklists trap

David Santinoli marauder at tiscali.it
Wed Oct 31 22:36:50 CET 2007

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 02:41:12PM +0100, thomas schorpp wrote:
> David Santinoli wrote:
> >Please get real.  While you have all the right to choose to run a
> >mail server on a dynamic IP address, you cannot force your policy on
> >the recipients.
> yes, we can. and we will.

That's exactly what spammers like to do - force their "policy" on the

> and Luca is right, lets blacklist all U.S. :D

Sure, and the next step will be  Lo and behold - no
spam any more!
The issue is not the absolute amount of spam, but rather the SNR.
Blacklisting the U.S. is, on the average, not likely to improve the SNR
(although it might, in some situations), while blacklisting dynamic
pools definitely will.

 David Santinoli
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