[buug] Block Ads w/o Extra Software

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jul 17 10:52:18 PDT 2000

begin  Zeke Krahlin quotation:

> Thanks for your excellent analysis, Rick.

You're welcome.

I also configure my mail transport agent, Exim, to auto-reject incoming
e-mail from spammer sites on the Mail Abuse Prevention System's Realtime
Blackhole List (the fabled MAPS RBL).  See:  http://www.mail-abuse.org/

One Exim configuration snippet is here:
http://www.exim.org/howto/rbl.html  This configuration doesn't reject
the mail, but adds a "X-RBL-Warning:" header to qualifying bits of
processed lunch meat.

However, because of _this_:

...I have have just added three special lines to my /etc/exim.conf:

# Slimy spammer who got a TRO against the MAPS RBL.
sender_reject = *@yesmail.com
host_reject = *.yesmail.com

Yes, some low-lifes actually _did_ summon up the nerve to sue the MAPS
RBL, so I'm very likely to leave this block in against them permanently.

Cheers,                                      Right to keep and bear
Rick Moen                                  Haiku shall not be abridged
rick (at) linuxmafia.com                      Or denied.  So there.

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