Slightly OT: Greylisting success or failure stories?

Aleksandar Milivojevic amilivojevic at
Fri Feb 4 17:49:06 UTC 2005

David Cary Hart wrote:
> We've beaten this to death but we authenticate SMTP with SASL AuthD (as
> do many ISPs). This does not require additional ports.

And here we go in circle again...

> Roaming users aren't the issue. This pertains exclusively to a third
> party contact that happens to be traveling in a banned area and needs to
> send email. In that event, when that occurs, I'll deal with it.
> Meanwhile, 100% of the email that we have ever received from servers in
> China and Korea has been spam. We have no business reason to accept mail
> from either area.

I guess you also have company policy of not employing anybody who might 
know anybody from China? ;-)

> We're not an ISP. My machine - my rules. End of story.

I never said how you should configure your machines, eh.  I only argued 
about blocking entire countries in general.  Somebody in China might as 
well say that only email he gets from US is spam.  And than we all live 
in our little small vilages again.  And get the same amount of spam we 
were getting while we were living in global world.  It's kind of 
pointless at the end of the story.

Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic at>    Pollard Banknote Limited
Systems Administrator                           1499 Buffalo Place
Tel: (204) 474-2323 ext 276                     Winnipeg, MB  R3T 1L7

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