[Baypiggies] [OT] IronPort Blacklists Google

Marilyn Davis marilyn at deliberate.com
Fri May 12 21:40:17 CEST 2006

On Thu, 11 May 2006, Paul McNett wrote:

> I noticed that my mailserver was rejecting some incoming messages from 
> gmail users, and then realized that IronPort may be involved in the 
> blocking:
> http://www.spamcop.net/w3m?action=checkblock&ip=
> At the time of this posting, I get a page that says:
> listed in bl.spamcop.net (
> [snip]
> If you are the administrator of ug-out-1314.google.com and you are sure 
> it will not be the subject of any more reports of spam, you may cause 
> the system to be delisted without waiting for us to review the issue.
> [snip]
> In the past 29.9 days, it has been listed 7 times for a total of 3.3 days
> Other hosts in this "neighborhood" with spam reports
> [snip]
> Copyright (C) 1998-2005, IronPort Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
> [snip]
> I only post this here because I thought it interesting that there is 
> another connection, besides meeting locations, between the two 
> companies. Sorry if it is considered clutter by some.
> I presume that someone malicious is submitting gmail addresses to cause 
> trouble, not that IronPort or Google are at direct fault.

No, but it does show how vulnerable all ip's, i.e., all of us, are to
attack via blacklists.

I note that deliberate.com is still blacklisted by Paul's
intersight.com system, even though I went to the url and filled in the
form long ago, and, even though there can not be any legitimate claims
of spam against deliberate.com.  

Blacklisting is not a good idea.

Or, if you want to use a blacklist, use it for an additional piece of
information to factor into your heuristic, not as a sole reason for
blocking mail.

OK.  I'll try to be quiet now and do my work.




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