On Friday 17 October 2008, Michael Scheidell wrote:
>> Is this really necessary for yahoo.com generated e-mail?
>>
>> 0.2 DNS_FROM_RFC_ABUSE RBL: Envelope sender in abuse.rfc-ignorant.org
>> 1.4 DNS_FROM_RFC_WHOIS RBL: Envelope sender in whois.rfc-ignorant.org
>> 1.7 DNS_FROM_RFC_POST RBL: Envelope sender in postmaster.rfc-ignorant.org

>
>Run sa-update on recent versions of SA and it will automatically drop those
>scored.
>
>Long time ago, in a land far away, GOOD site admins actually had working
>abuse@ and postmater@ addresses.
>
>Long ago, ICANN used to delist domains that had broken or unreachable whois
>contact information.
>
>So, long ago, ignorant, stupid or lazy was a good indication of spam
>sources.
>Today, it indicates yahoo.com.


Which equates to the same thing. I did have a few addresses of known spam
emitters in my procmailrc, but found I had to remove one of those in spite of
it being responsible for about 200 spams a day. Seems that machine was also
the outbound sender for quite a few of the mailing lists yahoo maintains.

Nastygrams to yahoo of course are attracted to a black hole they feed all mail
addressed to 'postmaster' and 'admin', never to be seen by another human who
might have a quarter to call somebody who gives a $hit.

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