The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

E360 advertising Spamhaus removal services

In April, I wrote about an interesting aspect of the E360 vs Spamhaus court case. E360 has obtained a court injunction which requires that Spamhaus remove E360 and all of their aliases from the SBL. However, E360 does not want to provide Spamhaus with a list of such aliases so that Spamhaus can comply, and they don't want to provide any proof of ownership of those aliases which they've informed Spamhaus about. In short, they want a blank check to contact Spamhaus at any time and demand the removal of any listing.

I pointed out at the time that giving E360 what they're asking for would enable them to go into the de-listing business. That is, anybody who wanted off the SBL could make a deal with E360 and E360 would then send a letter to Spamhaus claiming ownership of the domain in question and demanding its removal from Spamhaus' list.

Well, it looks like something similar is coming to pass. If you search for spamhaus on Google, one of the ads that comes up is this ad from E360:
Problems With Spamhaus?
Read how e360 helps clients verify
permission & remove SBL listings.
www.e360insight.com
The page linked by the ad consists of an attack on Spamhaus, and ends with "Contact us to learn how to verify permission and remove Spamhaus SBL listings"

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I notice that ad doesn't come up anymore. :) I only see ads for Barracuda Networks, Mail Foundry and MXToolbox.com.

Might be due to your post, which is probably a good thing.

SiL

7:12 AM  
Blogger Spam Diaries said...

Ads come and go on Google Adwords according to advertising budgets, bidding, phase of the moon, random chance, and economic principals so arcane that John Nash wouldn't have understood them.

Consequently, E360's ad will come and go for you on a regular basis. I just tried it, and the ad still appeared, although in a different location than yesterday.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU SPAMHAUS! I HAVE A LEGITAMATE WEBSITE AND MY WEBSITE AND SMTP HAVE BEEN BLACKLISTED BY THESE PEOPLE FOR TO LONG. I HAVE MY OWN DATABASE OF OPT IN EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS AND SPAMHAUS SHOULD PAY MILLIONS TO HONEST PEOPLE LIKE ME. SAY WHAT YOU WANT, BUT OPT IN EMAIL IS THE WAY TO GO. THESE GUYS ARE THE NAZIS OF THE INTERNET. THEY LOST IN A CIVAL SUIT, BECAUSE OTF THE uk BUT IN AMERICA THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN LONG AGO.

8:25 PM  

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