“As of today, Osirusoft, distributer of the SPEWS and open relay blocklists, among others, is no longer operational. Servers using these lists (including the FTC) are currently rejecting ALL email.”
I agree wholeheatedly with the first comment to this post:
” It may take a little more work, but the only solution to spam is the whitelist.”
I think blacklists have run their course, filters and rules will eventually be circumvented, and the novel solution that SpamNet proposed will eventually grind to a halt due to the sheer volume of it all. I already whitelist, sort of — if you make it through the junk filters but you’re not in my address book and I’ve never sent you an email, then you go to another folder for later review.