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04 May 2013

I don't think I'll be unblocking mail from .PW any time soon Email

One of the managers at .PW sent me a note saying that (paraphrased) now that the world knows their customers are gushing spam, they're finally starting to set up some of the anti-abuse measures that they should have done in the first place.

But then I got my first response to an abuse report:

From: .PW Abuse Desk <>
Subject: [#TFI-793-34046]: E-mail spam auto-alert (23185413 re Re: Fed Collapses RefiRates

Thank you for the notification. We have already locked the domain ''. We appreciate your efforts in mitigating abuse.

Have a great day!

PW Abuse Desk

Ticket Details

Ticket ID: TFI-793-34046
Status: Closed

Um, is one of my customers, to whom their .PW customer sent spam. I don't know how they think they "locked" it, and I'm fairly sure that I don't want to know.

Really, running an abuse desk isn't rocket science, and a company like DirectI that has been on the net for 15 years should have figured it out by now. But they haven't, and since it seems utterly improbable that anyone I want to hear from will use .PW, we can avoid the problem by filtering it all out before anyone sees it.

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