capybara Posted March 31, 2004 Share Posted March 31, 2004 I use Bigfish spam screening (inbound and outbound), and twice this month one of their servers got listed - apparently based primarily on NDRs and virus-generated mail. The virus-generated mail appeared only to have occurred during brief windows between virus introduction and anti-virus definition release. The listing this morning said (in summary): 184.108.40.206 - LISTED, reported 40 times by 20 users. The specific examples listed were mostly NDRs and virus-generated mail, with a couple of spam messages at the end. Customers of services like Bigfish attempt to reduce their own potential for abuse by minimizing incoming viruses and spam, by screening outgoing mail. Some questions: Did the reported messages actually originate from the listed Bigfish server or was it just a step along the way? Why do NDRs and virus-generated messages seem to count toward listing on the BL? How does a mail service provider stay off the list if it only takes a few messages out of millions to gain a listing? Does SpamCop work with mail service providers any differently from the way you work with postmaster at jo bloe dot ix dot com? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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