[SURBL-Discuss] Geocities

William Stearns wstearns at pobox.com
Sat Aug 13 03:06:31 CEST 2005

Good evening, Rob,

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Rob McEwen wrote:

> I can confirm that there is no chance that Geocities will ever get listed on
> SURBL because it is no the master white list.
> Being on that list guarantees that it won't "accidentally" get on. In other
> words, if one of the many data feeders into SURBL suddenly fed Geocities
> .com into SURBL, it would NOT get listed because being on the master
> whitelist trumps all.
> ...but don't start asking about too many domains because the fear of getting
> onto SURBL is also an effective tool and I wouldn't want too many marginally
> listed entities (like fortune 500 companies who spam) to get too comfortable
> if they discovered that they were already on that whitelist :)
> (not that it is necessarily that big of a secret... the whitelist might be
> publicly available? Jeff would know)

 	I'd rather it didn't, for the exact same reason as your previous 
paragraph.  :-)
 	- Bill

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 	-- A well-known Linux kernel hacker.
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