[SURBL-Announce] SURBL zone files to be removed from web site

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sun Jan 30 09:59:15 CET 2005

I will be removing the partial set of SURBL zone files (SC and
WS) from the SURBL web site by 7 January 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.

The files will probably be deleted and replaced with a custom
error message, which hopefully will show up in logs of the
script.  Darrell of Invariant Systems will also be mentioning
this on Declude discussion groups.

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

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. 


Probably other plug-in type filters which support SURBLs can be
used with Declude Junkmail and other similar mail programs.


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

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