SORBS sucks

I don’t have the time to explain to you how much SORBS sucks and how I wish that their servers and their whole organisation would just disappear from the face of the internet, so I’ll point you at some other reports:

One of the GMail MTAs (qmail.gmail.com) has been listed in the SORBS database (due to one jackass sending a mail to a SORBS spamtrap address) and now I haven’t been able to send mail to a number of my friends and family. Many GMail users will be terribly inconvenienced by this. If I want to have the IP delisted, I’m supposed to pay SORBS $50. That’s extortion!

I’ve reported this to Google, I hope that they are able to sort this out quickly. Experience teaches that SORBS is not very responsive though. That’s yet another reason to boycott them.

If you are an ISP or some other SORBS-using instantiation, consider giving them the boot and using a more responsible service like the Spamhaus DNSBL.

3 thoughts on “SORBS sucks”

  1. I totally agree…….. SORBS SUCKS!!!! My company has been listed since may, 2006. I’m not going to pay their ransome of $50.00 to get removed from their ridiculous blacklist. Fortunately, in over 3 months, I’ve only had 1 customer try to send to a subscriber of starband.net” (who is foolish enough to use SORBS). That’s 1 email in over 90 days of emails from over 2500 customers……. Thank GOD very few ISPs use SORBS. Those ISPs must have idiot technicians if they choose to use SORBS.

  2. I can’t believe SORBS still exists. A couple of years ago I was unemployed and trying to contact employers, and SORBS was blocking me. I thought it was some mistake and I emailed SORBS and it was awful. It was like trying to deal with a bunch of irresponsible teenagers, and they wouldn’t unblock me. They should be arrested and shutdown. I can’t believe anyone would actually use them.

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