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Suggestion: country blacklists


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Most of the spam that slips through to me is coming from a couple of countries that do not have DNS blacklists available on the Blacklists page.

I think I once read in the forum that more country blacklist options were not offered because they wanted a set of blacklist options that could be generally recommended to be turned on.

If that's the case, how about a link on the Blacklists page to a separate "advanced" page, and make other country blacklists available on that separate page?

I'm not suggesting that a blacklist for every country be added--just a few additional countries that are the source of a lot of spam but are not currently available on the Blacklists page. People who didn't want to use the lists (and people who oppose country blacklists on a philosophical or political basis) wouldn't have to use them, but they would help some people.

I could say goodbye to Glut H. Aquifer and Hellenization S. Suarez and their webmail friends forever.

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China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan, Thiland, India, Wanadoo (fr)  for starters  :rolleyes:

We already have some of those.

JT

I know, I was just grabbibg where the most spam comes from on out servers.

There are more :o

Do you think you will add some more?

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The ones I would really like to see, with the most annoying on top, are:

Hong Kong

Russia

Mexico

France

Germany

Maybe someone's done a study of which countries are the biggest sources. Countries probably go on & off the top 10, but I think there are a few whose inclusion would probably be welcomed by consensus.

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I'd also like to see comcast on the list.  While not a country, it has a larger userbase than some countries.  Thanks!

If I'm not mistaken a good portion of their network was just added to SPEWS. (residential blocks, not their mail servers)

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I'd also like to see comcast on the list.  While not a country, it has a larger userbase than some countries.  Thanks!

If I'm not mistaken a good portion of their network was just added to SPEWS. (residential blocks, not their mail servers)

That's great news! Thanks!

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