First Comcast IPV6 email comes in... it's spam.

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  1. roundabout

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    World IPv6 launch day

    Ysterday was World IPv6 launch day. A group of ISPs, network hardware manufacturers and web companies permanently enabled IPv6 for their products and services.

    What’s this got to do with email? According to a post on the NANOG mailing list the very first email to arrive at the Comcast IPv6 mailserver was received a minute after the server was turned on. This email was spam and was caught by Cloudmark’s filters.

    Comcast goes on to assure readers that more mail came in and not all of it was spam.

    But, yes, the first email sent to Comcast over IPv6 was spam. Welcome to the future.

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    http://blog.wordtothewise.com/
     
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    Wow... So I'm now thinking ipv6 will be just like ipv4 for mail. Just as much spam will be hitting those ip's as well. From an ISP point of view it just means blocking much larger ranges when you find a suspect range.
     
  3. Jax

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    Postmasters consensus is to manage reputation in blocks of /96s
     
  4. mx10

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    can you elaborate on this in detail?
     
  5. SlashTwenty4

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    It would be my guess that IPv6 'space' is close to infinite (in human terms anyway) so as we are on a blacklist model today and worry about getting blacklisted as we begin using v6 we will see the emmergance of the whitelist model where owners of v6 ranges are to apply for the whitelist (yahoo) and then worry about falling off the whitelist into the abyss which is every other unlisted address
     
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    White listing already exists for mail. It is costly, and the key thing there is transparency.

    However, I am sure you're right in regards to their will need to be IPv6 blocks that go through WL same as IPv4.
     

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