[svlug] [markf@trustic.com: [trustic] Trustic Service Ending]

Justin F. Knotzke jknotzke at shampoo.ca
Sun Aug 3 17:51:26 PDT 2003

   So I'm reading this:

   ..and I think "Hmm, not a bad idea" until after a few days of trying
it I realize that RBL's are probably never going to work properly.
There are just too many problems with them.

   I am going to take a stab at Marc Merlin's approach.


----- Forwarded message from Mark Fletcher <markf at trustic.com> -----

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From: Mark Fletcher <markf at trustic.com>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2003 21:39:54 -0700
Subject: [trustic] Trustic Service Ending


We have decided to close the Trustic service. As has become apparent 
recently, there are several issues with the system as it is designed. As 
such, we do not believe Trustic will reach the level of accuracy that we 
require. The issue of handling large ISPs that, for the most part, deal 
with spam complaints is one of the main flaws in the Trustic system for 
which we see no apparent solution.

Registrations have been disabled on the site. Within a day the site 
itself will be taken down and replaced with a notice. The DNS blocklist 
will remain for a couple of weeks, but it will be configured to never 
return a match. Please reconfigure your mail servers to not query the 

We remain confident that the problem of spam is a solvable problem. 
Thank you for your help with this great experiment.


Mark Fletcher
Trustic, Inc

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Justin F. Knotzke
jknotzke at shampoo.ca

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