sabunduboy Posted September 3, 2006 Share Posted September 3, 2006 JupiterResearch estimates that the cost of incorrectly blocked email is expected to be $107 million in 2006, and will rise to $419 million in 2008. At least 20 percent of the email addresses on spammers’ lists are out-of-date, which has created a new problem: bounced email, which is estimated to cost companies $5 billion per year in IT resources. Nine percent of email volume is misdirected or “bounced” email, which could result in a listing on the SpamCop Blacklist. But wait SpamCop have got THE ultimate solution.... Stop bounces Stop using Auto-responders Upgrade your mail servers to name a few What a load of hogwash. Do you have any idea how many messages 9% of daily email volume is, and how many ISP's and mail servers that represent? There are approximately 1.1 billion email users worldwide and 1.4 billion active email accounts with a worldwide daily traffic of about 171 Billion Messages, Do you really believe they will all do what SpamCop suggests? Bill Platt of The Phantom Writers wrote: "While the anti-spammers rail on the ugliness of spam, it seems they are perfectly willing and likely prefer that the only people permitted to send email should be those they directly give permission to. Personally, I find the practices of the radicals of SpamCop to be more offensive than the activities of the spammers. It is a terrible thing to say, I know, but the spammers simply irritate me and the SpamCop fanatics try to oppress my activities. Osama bin Laden brought external terrorism to the United States on September 11th, 2001. But the truth is that terrorists have long existed in our country on our own soil, and great numbers of them proudly were the shield of SpamCop. We all must make a choice, do we stay home or do we fight the oppressors who seek to diminish our freedom." "Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance." Albert Einstein "There was a time when bl.spamcop.net was a useful blocklist. I say "was" because bl.spamcop.net is getting so many false positives now (several a day, from a variety of unrelated and non-spamming servers) that it has become more of a liability than a service, and I have removed it from my list of blocklists. I strongly recommend others do the same." - Spamex on Spamcop - At one point the Spamcop RBL seemed like it had potential. It was quick to list spammers and quick to remove the blocks when the spam stopped. In contrast to SPEWS and its policy of not removing netblocks even when they clean up, this made it one of the better RBLs, if one is going to use an RBL. However, by knowingly listing uninvolved parties, Spamcop has, in our opinion gone the way of SPEWS and rendered their RBL useless. Most people cannot afford to use an RBL that intentionally blocks email from hosts that have not been reported as spam sources but rather just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This causes too much collateral damage. Anonymous writer "I recently worked with a datacenter that housed a rather notorious spammer (azoogle.com), and found out that spamcop actually does not filter them (or several other spammers). Why? Payoffs. That's right, spamcop is paid to not filter several several UCB sources... I guess that's their right though as a business (just as its mine to seek a better source of blacklists). Its a bit annoying that they have that paypal "donate" button up at the top of their website though. Imp sure they are doing quite well from the spammers bribes and the last thing they need is more money." To Conclude: We all agree that WE HATE spam, but in the end, the cost and time I spend deleting spam messages is far less than the cost and implications of loosing legit email messages because of IP numbers being blacklisted listed by members of SpamCop. I will not do business with ISP's who uses SpamCop's blocklist to filter my incoming email. You should all do the same! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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