[unisog] .edu's who use SpamCop?
stevev at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Tue Dec 16 21:50:07 GMT 2003
Rodrigues, Philip writes:
> Hi all,
> We are currently using SpamCop's dynamic list of spammers to reject some
> mail sent to the University. This has the benefit of blocking lots of
> spam, and the drawback of occasionally blocking legitimate mail from
> sources SpamCop has determined to be spammers.
> I am looking for support for and against this policy:
> Does anyone else use SpamCop as one of their spam filters?
> Has anyone looked into SpamCop and decided *not* to use them? Why not?
SpamCop's own documentation for their blacklist recommends against using
it on a production mail server.
"This blocking list is somewhat experimental and should not be used in a
production environment where legitimate email must be delivered."
It has a significant (and clearly self-acknowledgd) problem with listing
innocent mail servers, apparently due to poor evaluation of complaints
regarding things like legitimate mailing list mail being reported as
> Thanks in advance for any answers. I will keep my personal feelings
> about our current policy to myself. :-)
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