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Re: Sorbs.net DNS Blacklist
From: Alvin Oga <alvin.sec () Virtual Linux-Consulting com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 17:24:29 -0800 (PST)

hi ya dan

Does anyone on the list have any prior experience with the folks at
sorbs.net? For the past few weeks a customer who uses a blacklist
supplied by them has had our emails blocked. Previous to this the
company had no problem getting our emails. People at said company want
to receive our emails and are frustrated that they can't receive them
(important stuff like invoices and statements), but their IT admin says
he has no control over the list itself. 

if your customers wantto get your emails:
a) have them add you as "OK" in thier access list -or-
b) they have to remove sorbs.net from the rbl's that they use

in the meantime, take sorbs.net to court for extortion and blackmail

and have them prove in court that they did infact donate ALL of the previous
$50 donations to the charity of their choice

and have them prove that you sent spam to whomver sorbs.net claims
that you sent spam to a recepient that didnt want your emails

as long as there is no severe penalties for "playing games" more and
more people will do crazy things to collect the extra nickel to give
them the $$$ they want for whatever other activities

c ya

I went to sorbs.net, checked our status using one of their utilities,
and the IP of our mail server shows up on their list. I've even sent in
a request to be removed from the list and have received a ticket number.
In their procedures for delisting, they claim that you must "donate" $50
per email they supposedly received in their spam traps, and the
donations are to be made to 2 charities of their choice. I for one think
this is extortion, regardless of whether the intention is to stop

Any background or experience you can share would be appreciated. Thanks
in advance...

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