[Operators] server reputation

Neil Stevens neil at hakubi.us
Fri Apr 18 14:03:26 CDT 2008


Luke -Jr wrote:
> On Friday 18 April 2008, Jesse Thompson wrote:
>> In the email world, public whitelists aren't all that popular.
>> Blacklists are.  A server is in effect whitelisted if it isn't on any
>> blacklist.  I would suggest blacklisting as a first step.
> 
> I would argue that the DULs are public whitelists since they "list" a large 
> majority of active IP addresses indiscriminately, and are unfortunately quite 
> popular.

I can't tell you how many times I've had people try to contact me, and 
then be unable to hear back because their mail server is using some 
inaccurate blacklist.

-- 
Neil Stevens - neil at hakubi.us

If you're seeing shades of gray, it's because you're not
looking close enough to see the black and white dots.

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