TheCursedONe Posted November 27, 2007 Share Posted November 27, 2007 Hi, I thought the best place to ask this question might be an anti-spam forum, so I figured I'd ask it here. First of all I am committed to fighting spam. Hate it. I am a mail-server administrator and I have increased our spam filtering so that we filter about 96% of spam. Recently I found my server IP on AT&Ts internal blacklist and didn't know why. My server is clean of viruses and I do not allow open relaying. Nobody on my server is sending bulk mail. So I read on AT&Ts anti-spam site and saw that they recommend that I spam-filter email that is forwarded from my server to other servers (i.e. if I have xxx[at]mydomain.com which is setup to forward to xxx[at]yahoo.com), which is something I do not do. Nor does it make any sense IMO for me to do it. Why should I spam filter email that is not to be delivered on my server - wasting my server resources? I wanted to get other people's opinions on this and see what would generally be considered as best practice concerning this. Is AT&T being too paranoid/picky? (Like GoDaddy - which apparently automatically spam-blocks entire IP blocks) or is it generally considered to be standard practice that email that is forwarded should be spam-filtered. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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