[thelist] {Spam?} OT: Osirusoft spam list dead

Kevin Martin evolt at brasscannon.net
Thu Aug 28 08:59:13 CDT 2003

Quoth muinar <evolt at muinar.com>
> I wonder why 'Servers using these lists are currently rejecting ALL
> email' like mentioned in above article - Are spam detection services
> really set up as bad as that?

Long story short, the admin responsible for that list had to
get people to stop querying it IMMEDIATELY.  This sort of thing
has happened before; the list in that situation failed in the
other direction (approve everything), and people kept sending
queries YEARS after they were supposed to stop.  The only way
to force the issue was to make the list utterly and completely
unusable, as in 'if you use this list, you will reject everything.'

It was a train wreck, but it did get people to stop sending

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