[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] gmx unconditionally rejects valid mails due to SORBS (=i need new mail provider!)

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik
Thu May 25 13:08:30 CEST 2006

On Thursday, 25 May 2006 at 11:39, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> as you probably noticed from the recent disscussion, mails from many
> developers dont reach me anymore thanks to gmx & sorbs,

GMX is to blame here, not SORBS.

> sorbs only removes people from their list if they pay,

That's not true.

> i have great doubt about the legality of this system, it somehow reminds
> me of mafia methods, but then IMO listing people (or IPs which are
> practically equivalent) probably is already breaking european privacy
> laws, then again iam not a lawyer and iam just guessing,

You're guessing wrong.

> i mean if i made a list of addresses of young good looking girls id be in
> serious troubble in no time

Yes, you would.

> so why should doing this with spammers and people who never send a spam
> but somehow still end up on the list and people with dynamic ips be legal?

Because it's not a list of people. There's no personal data involved. It's
like a list of dangerous city districts (as in: don't go here and there at
night because you might get robbed).

> the second part of the problem of course is that gmx has no option
> to turn this insanity off (ive already disabled all their antispam stuff)

Blame GMX.

> so iam asking if someone could provide me a working pop3/smtp email or
> for suggestions of a useable mail provider ...

I think we should have virtual e-mail accounts on mphq for developers.
I personally prefer to have my own e-mail server, so I don't know any
good e-mail providers. ;)


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