Blocking specific email addresses

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Apr 14 13:41:45 EDT 2009

J. Landman Gay wrote:

> Richard Gaskin wrote: 
>> To date 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.

I'd use an alternate ISP. ;)

Sending email to a single address does not fit any normal definition of 

Those people at Comcast are a good argument for drug testing in the 

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