EFnet is using the wrong blacklist

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EFnet is using the wrong blacklist

Postby reezer » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:46 pm

If you are being blocked from IRC, Chat, web sites, web email interfaces (eg: you're using Internet Explorer or Firefox to send email) or anything other than basic email with a mail reader like Exchange, Thunderbird etc, the provider of this service is using the CBL against our recommendations. Contact the provider and refer them to http://cbl.abuseat.org/tandc.html and refer them to item 2 and 7.
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Re: EFnet is using the wrong blacklist

Postby Handle With Care » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:19 pm

You appear to be partially correct. Querying the expert prodced the following response:

"CBL doesn't like being used for non-mail services. If you do use it, you're
supposed to link to your own info page in the message given to the user. Of
course most people ignore that, and use the dnsbl anyways. You can probably
get around the T&C by using xbl.spamhaus.org, which uses CBL data, and they
don't complain about how you use the dnsbl as far as i'm aware."

Many EFnet servers use xbl.spamhaus.org
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