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To prevent abuse, all properly set up systems authenticate email where it enters the net.
After it is authenticated, the mail is then stamped by the SMTP server through which it enters the net with the a code that records where it entered the system and when.
Servers that do not require properly authenticated mail are called OPEN RELAYS and should be reported to http://www.orbs.org/email.html . Spammers use open relays to disguise their real identity and to forge other people's addresses as their own. Without authentication they can get away with address forging and spamming. To help fight spam, please read the info at http://www.orbs.org/ and report all open relays that you encounter.
ORBS maintains a black-list of servers that allow spammers to relay through them. To fight spam, many servers use those blacklists to block all open relay type servers. If your mail does not flow properly, chances are high that somewhere along the path of it it was blocked because your ISP or the ISP of the people who claim they sent you mail is an open relay listed in the ORBS blacklist.
Webby does not use the ORBS or similar blacklists as our only source of information to block spammers, however, like any server network we reserve the right to block any system that we consider a spam source. If your local ISP is a spam source, then it is up to you to encourage your ISP to become legitimate. We find requests to make exceptions to spam blocks quite funny and may post them on humor lists.
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Even though these Rules and Regulations were developed and refined over the years by Webby, Inc staff for Webby use, feel free to link to them and adopt them as your rules and regulations for your clients.