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Re: Tor nodes blocked by e-gold
I have checked a few long-runnig TOR nodes in the Sorbs SPAM blacklist:
Many of this servers are blacklisted in the database of
"Likely Trojaned Machine, host running unknown trojan"
The nodes I checked are mostly well administrated and run actually
software over a time of 1 year. It may be, they are listed in other SPAM
> Since 24 hours, e-gold has decided to block all TOR nodes, and not only. In fact they check 3 "spam databases" and if the user's IP is in one of them, e-gold just declines any operation, people cannot even login into their accounts.
> There are a few things here:
> It is the first time I see a website blocking IP that appear in SPAM databases! Spam is, as far as I know, an EMAIL problem, so why would a domain block surfing from these IP?
> About TOR particularly, I feel very strange that all exit nodes would be listed in spam databases, as most of them (if not all) don't accept sending mail requests. That is why I rather believe that e-gold in fact fetches the TOR exit nodes list, and directly block their IP addresses.
> A friend, connecting from his home in Germany without TOR, without any proxy, cannot enter his account as his IP address (a dynamic one from a dialup provider) was listed 2 months ago for spam!!!
> A few people are already complaining that they cannot get into their accounts, and so their money seems to be lost! E-gold was already known to block accounts without any warning and explanations, recently blocked accounts of all Iranian people and KEPT their funds, now they automatize the scam process!
> E-gold seems to be the next (or TODAY'S) major scam of the internet!