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December 22, 2004

Verizon email blocking


Verizon appear to have implemented a policy of blocking access to their email servers from huge blocks of the Internet outside of the US.

They state this is a anti-spam policy and blocks have been applied 'finely' to block individual spammers. Unfortunately this just does not seem to be the case with users and ISP's reporting that large networks and even entire countries have been blocked.

Hopefully Verizon will re-think this one as soon as possible as it is causing massive disruption and with a huge amount of spam actually originating in the US you have to wonder why they decided to do this.

See the Spamhaus Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) for the most prevalent 'known' spammers - currently 8 of the top 10 are from the US.