[SURBL-Announce] JP removed from WS, zone files removed from web site

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Tue Feb 8 02:42:59 CET 2005

This is a reminder that we have taken the JP data out of WS and
have deleted the WS and SC SURBL zone files form the SURBL web
site, as previously announced last week.  Here are some relevant
parts of those announcements:

> We will be removing the data in jp.surbl.org from ws.surbl.org on
> February 7th.  If you are using SpamAssassin and don't already
> have a separate rule for JP, then please add one as described
> in the SURBL Quick Start:
>   http://www.surbl.org/quickstart.html
> When SpamAssassin 3.1 is released, it will also include a separate
> rule for JP.
> If you are using other programs, please check that they are using
> JP in addition to the other lists in multi.  JP is bitmask
> in multi.surbl.org and it has a relatively high spam
> detection rate and low false positive rate, so it's definitely
> worth using.  More information can be found on the Lists page:
>   http://www.surbl.org/lists.html

> I will be removing the partial set of SURBL zone files (SC and
> WS) from the SURBL web site by 7 February 2005.  This will mainly
> effect users of Roger Eriksson's Windows command script which
> downloads the SC zone file using wget then checks SUBRL domains
> against message bodies in Declude JunkMail.  It should not affect
> most other users of SURBLs, since other applications use the
> preferred DNS lookups to get SURBL data.  This change does not
> affect SURBL name servers or name service, nor are any changes
> required to them or applications that use their services.
> As an alternative for users of the command script, SURBLs can be
> checked in Declude Junkmail using invURIBL, as mentioned in an
> earlier announcement, and the DNS method it uses is definitely
> preferred.
> Here is that part of the earlier announcement:
> 12/31/04: Invariant Systems has written a Windows URI
> extraction tool invURIBL which can check message body URIs
> against SURBLs. It can be used standalone or as plugin to any
> Windows mail server that can call an external application and
> process the return code. For example, it is finding use with
> Declude for Imail. 
>   http://www.invariantsystems.com/invURIBL/default.htm
> Probably other plug-in type filters which support SURBLs can be
> used with Declude Junkmail and other similar mail programs.
>   http://www.surbl.org/links.html

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

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