Or maybe that’s bring email to a screaching halt, depending on your perspective. A Slashdotter notes the sheer enormity of the spam that Spamhaus blacklists block, and even if the estimates are overblown this will make an interesting case study.
My personal email address targets roughly a dozen lists, and many others are probably in the same boat. But imagine a big one like Spamhaus’s falling – that would certainly shift the burden to others.
The spammers may wind up getting what they don’t want, no email at all. Unfortunately, consumers get the worst deal – either no email whatsoever, or a flood of biblical proportions.