Email Policy Notice: Greylisting

Because of a drastic increase in spam emails over the past month, I am re-enabling email greylisting. Greylisting is a great technology that requires mail servers to automatically resend messages (spammers generally can’t leave servers running to do this, for risk of being caught and prosecuted). This will only happen the first time you email me after I enable the technology, and you probably won’t even know it happened.

For the vast majority of you, this all means absolutely nothing and will have no effect on your ability to email me. However, a select few ISPs and email providers have incorrectly configured their mail servers. People who use those services will receive errors when sending to me. If you get such an error, please let me know via IM (so I can manually whitelist you) and, more importantly, ask your ISP to configure their servers properly so greylisting can be adopted on a wider scale.

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.