From: "PCS Electronics"
Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1106
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 03:59:16 +0100
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 03:59:12 MET
Organization: Slovenija OnLine - SiOL
> Actually, I have a huge list of reject entries for sendmail (based upon
> the relay and source domains.) I added some additional ad-hoc
> rules in sendmail, and have indeed blocked entire countries. I
> normally watch my sendmail logs, and if I bounce mail from valid
> sources, then I specifically allow that source.
> My reject list is probably over 500 lines.
This is acceptable as long as you know what you're doing. However,
it is not OK when an ISP does that. Why? The user knows nothing about
it and may not receive an e-mail. This could cause all kinds of unnecessary
and ridiculous problems.
I hate spam, but spam filters are sometimes taking it too far. A friend of mine
from Portugal wrote to my hotmail account a week ago and I found it under
the Spam folder. Not to mention that it gets deleted in a week automatically.
This girl doesn't even have internet at home and logs on maybe once a month.
And she's a spammer.....
I even read about Hotmails filters taking out outgoing messages and creating
numerous problems for people who wrote an email to their friends, perhaps
sent out resumes etc etc.....
This is not hotmail issue, there are other ISP's, like MSN (bad example), who
Its triggered by things like excessive punctuation, keywords, putting people under
I say you can reduce spam considerably by being smart about giving out your
My two cents...