Comcast blocking all sorts of sites claiming spam protection

Comcast is pulling a terrible one. They’re blocking domains left and right, including The Well. They also blocked alum.mit.edu apparently according to the Slashdot writer.
What this is, is a bunch of bad management along with non-educated technical staff that goes around doing blocks instead of being transparent. Spam is a huge ISP issue, but they shouldn’t just block domains unless they’re legitimate spam domains. They can check that with projects like Spamhaus. Very very bad technical behavior on the side of Comcast and reflects poorly to any Comcast users.
Via Slashdot

  • One of the more common sources for spambot attacks on Greensboro101 is Comcast. This effort is misdirected. They should be looking at the spam that comes from Comcast accounts.

  • One of the more common sources for spambot attacks on Greensboro101 is Comcast. This effort is misdirected. They should be looking at the spam that comes from Comcast accounts.

  • One of the more common sources for spambot attacks on Greensboro101 is Comcast. This effort is misdirected. They should be looking at the spam that comes from Comcast accounts.

  • I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If you truly want to commit to spam, turn off accounts for users that have been taken over until they fix it. Just imagine if all major ISP operators did that.
    AOL for instance. spam is detected, your account turned off or you’re sent to a website that says: call here, here’s an number, have a rep help you from here.

  • I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If you truly want to commit to spam, turn off accounts for users that have been taken over until they fix it. Just imagine if all major ISP operators did that.
    AOL for instance. spam is detected, your account turned off or you’re sent to a website that says: call here, here’s an number, have a rep help you from here.

  • darkmoon

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If you truly want to commit to spam, turn off accounts for users that have been taken over until they fix it. Just imagine if all major ISP operators did that.
    AOL for instance. spam is detected, your account turned off or you’re sent to a website that says: call here, here’s an number, have a rep help you from here.

  • Comcast blocked all Squarespace blogs a couple of weeks ago. As to whether or not we’re unblocked I’ve yet to learn.

  • Comcast blocked all Squarespace blogs a couple of weeks ago. As to whether or not we’re unblocked I’ve yet to learn.

  • Comcast blocked all Squarespace blogs a couple of weeks ago. As to whether or not we’re unblocked I’ve yet to learn.

  • I think they are trying to be like the old NetworkSolutions, where they would turn off a domain name because there was some complaint by some random person. Comcast should not become the “Internet Police” and block random sites that they see fit.
    I agree. It’s just really bad that they are doing this.

  • I think they are trying to be like the old NetworkSolutions, where they would turn off a domain name because there was some complaint by some random person. Comcast should not become the “Internet Police” and block random sites that they see fit.
    I agree. It’s just really bad that they are doing this.

  • I think they are trying to be like the old NetworkSolutions, where they would turn off a domain name because there was some complaint by some random person. Comcast should not become the “Internet Police” and block random sites that they see fit.
    I agree. It’s just really bad that they are doing this.