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Alden Bates
Date: 2004-02-25 19:18
Subject: Email news
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No sooner did I post the previous entry than I got a reply from Paradise regarding the non-George mailability.

SORBS require US$50 per email classified as spam, which they appear to have defined as spam. According to their own database, the particular definition they have used is "servers sending to spamtrap addresses". I somehow suspect Paradise isn't going to pay this.

Wonderful - not only are we faced with overzealous spammers, but now overzealous *anti*-spammers.

Edit: Other people have had trouble with SORBS too, from both ends: SORBS Sucks, Please boycott SORBS for e-mail filtering, How Not To Filter Spam.

It appears SORBS' email filtering is not very good. drake57, the only thing I can suggest at the moment is talking to your ISP's technical support and seeing if they can modify the filter so we can email you again.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2004-06-09 21:42 (UTC)
Subject: I had the same problem with SORBS
I work at an ISP and our entire netblock (over 65,000 IP addresses) was blocked a few months back by SORBS, basically on a whim. We eventually got them to yank the block by embarrasing them on a major Sysadmin newsgroup (they made response zero to our attempts to contact them via their documented support system).

Check http://www.sennicam.com/blog/archives/000010.html for a bit more on the situation.

And hey, feel free to join our campaign to Google bomb SORBS with the phrase "Worthless Project" by linking to their site (http://www.sorbs.net) with the link text "Worthless Project".

We've already gotten it up to #3 on the page rank. A few more should push it over the top...
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2004-11-18 11:07 (UTC)
Subject: SORBS out to destroy email!!!
As this post was too long to have here, I have asked a friend to host it.

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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2004-11-18 11:24 (UTC)
Subject: Re: SORBS out to destroy email!!!
Looks like SORBS is getting even more zealous in their blocking. :P
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2005-02-21 00:27 (UTC)
Subject: SORBS
My entire cable connection was killed because of SORBS ridiculousness. My ISP [Cox Communications] uses them and Cox trusts SORBS enough to kill the connection to any user found on SORBS. I had no Internet for weeks until I could get a new IP address.
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