Blocking specific email addresses
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Apr 14 12:18:56 CDT 2009
Richard Gaskin wrote:
> To date Kunjon.org has shut down more than 200,000 spam sites, orders of
> magnitude more than all of the efforts of everyone at the US FCC combined.
> But to do this he needs your spam. No really: he wants everyone to
> send spammail to his input address so his robots and chew it over and
> send out notices to the relevant web hosts.
> He provides a convenient Firefox plugin, just one of at least a hundred
> reasons to consider switching to this free best-of-breed mail client.
I used that plugin for a while and I really appreciate the work the
author has done to curb spam. But just a word of warning: Comcast cut
off my outgoing email port after I'd been using the plugin for a while.
They said I was sending spam -- which was true, of course, but I was
sending it to Kunjon. They didn't care, their auto-bot had blocked the
port on my cable router and they refused to open it again. I was
outraged at their stupidity. I now use an alternate port but they're
watching that one too.
So I had to stop using the reporting system. Kunjon does allow you to
send zip files instead, but that's a lot of work and while I agree with
his cause, I just don't have the time to extract those emails to disk
and zip them and then manually send them. Pity that. Typical bureacracy.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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