I think I’ll stay away from the NSA… I mean Google as much as possible. Like I stated earlier, I use a third party that is reliable and does not get my emails sent to spam. However, I did not factor the extortion perspective. In that case, why not attempt to collaborate with other online powers to counter these poor blacklist databases and in-turn… blacklist them? An aggressive approach is necessary sometimes, especially when it potentially harms business opportunities/traffic growth.
Suomispam is a small Finnish DB, sure. Maybe in the future they grow. Maybe not, but let’s say that 20% of users in Finland used security software that incorporated Suomispam, a population of over 5 and a half million. Even if only half of them use the internet, that is over 2 million potential visitors and/or customers that are no longer going to access or trust your domain and almost 600,000 whom have no access. I can’t imagine any web service provider being okay with this. CloudFlare can not allow itself to be pushed around if Suomispam runs a “demand money to be unblacklisted” business model.