[SURBL-Announce] ANNOUNCE: Additional data sources added to ws.surbl.org

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Aug 5 02:08:46 CEST 2004

ws.surbl.org now has some additional data sources included in
it: MailSecurity's formerly proprietary SURBL lists, data from
Joe Wein's jwSpamSpy Windows POP mail spam-filtering agent, and
data from Raymond Dijkxhoorn's Prolocation RBL.  Thanks for
providing those Joe, MailSecurity and Raymond!  Here are some
links to more information about those sources:


jwSpamSpy is a POP3 spam scanner for Windows.  jwSpamSpy looks
like it should have pretty good spam performance since Joe's
URI domain blacklist has a lot of overlap with some of the
ws.surbl.org data plus many other quickly added entries as
described at:


Those new data sources join entries in ws from three SpamAssassin
rulesets: Bill Stearns' sa-blacklist, BigEvil.cf from Chris
Santerre and his SARE cohorts, and Paul Barbeau's MidEvil.cf.
Other manual lists are also included in WS, most of which are
being processed and hand-checked by Chris Santerre.

ws now has about 30k records, and here are some statistics
from Raymond's mail system:

SpamAssassin tag hits: (top 100)
#1      64675   BAYES_99
#2      54198   HTML_MESSAGE
#3      44694   RCVD_IN_SBL+XBL
#4      43427   RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET
#5      37191   RCVD_IN_SORBS
#6      35888   WS_URI_RBL
#7      33729   SPAMCOP_URI_RBL
#8      33089   MIME_HTML_ONLY
#9      32485   OUTBLAZE_URI_RBL
#10     26678   RCVD_IN_DSBL
#11     19665   RCVD_IN_AHBL
#12     19662   RCVD_IN_DYNABLOCK
#13     19146   CLICK_BELOW
#14     18374   ABUSEBUTLER_URI_RBL

WS, SC and OB are detecting roughly the same numbers of spams,
though they may be somewhat different spams. 

Thanks to everyone who is providing data, checking data or
otherwise helping with the SURBL project!

Please remember to report false positives in SURBLs back
to us on the SURBL discussion list or whitelist at surbl dot org


Jeff C.
Jeff Chan
mailto:jeffc at surbl.org

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