[SURBL-Discuss] Geocities

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sat Aug 13 06:27:40 CEST 2005


On Friday, August 12, 2005, 6:06:31 PM, William Stearns wrote:
> 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.  :-)
>         Cheers,
>         - Bill

Bill and Rob are right: we don't publish the SURBL whitelist.

We can't and won't blacklist geocities because it obviously has
legitimate uses and could get mentioned in ham.  Yahoo is aware
they have abuse problems and have been asked to address them.

Jeff C.
--
Don't harm innocent bystanders.



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