Spamhaus is one organization not to be trusted.

Their Listing Process and Policies are shit. One of our servers ended up on their list and there is nothing they are prepared to do about it. It seems that they have found a couple of servers sending SPAM but then Spamhaus decided to list everyone on the same sub-net. They have effectively wiped out 8190 hosts because a few hosts (less than 1%) have been found to be the source of SPAM.

What a way to run an organization. According to their policy, because I have been listed, due to someone else on the same network, I am now cybercriminal spammer that can’t be trusted.

So lets put this a simpler, hypothetical way and transpose servers to sex offenders.

The police know that there are a number of sex offenders living in York Street, London. They have tried to identify who they are but its getting a bit hard. They want to be seen as catching sex offenders so to produce results, just declare every person living in York Street a sex offender and solve the problem.

How about running a sex offenders website. You get information that there are a few sex offenders in London. But it involves work to identify where the sex offenders are so just declare that everyone living in London is a sex offender.  Don’t worry about the people who are not sex offenders, it is their problem for living in an area where there are a few.  At-least we can tell the world how good we are at identifying sex offenders.

Of course we all know that is not true, but it is the same analogy. Just don’t let these guys run your police department.