[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Don't want to give ham lists for creating whitelists

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Fri Apr 30 21:18:24 CEST 2004


On Friday, April 30, 2004, 7:00:40 PM, Daniel Quinlan wrote:
> Jeff Chan <jeffc at surbl.org> writes:

>> Your arguments make perfect sense in terms of SA development
>> and use, but hopefully my reasons for asking also make some
>> sense. 

> Not really once you consider than most of the listed URLs in our ham are
> actually spam domains being discussed in the context of anti-spam
> efforts.  Looking at URLs in the body is never going to have a perfect
> S/O ratio -- even non-developers discuss spam, forward funny spam,
> innocently link to interesting content on primarily spamvertized sites,
> etc.
 
OK I see your point that the data in the ham lists may
not lend themselves to some sort of mass whitelisting
operation.

We'll work on other ways to develop whitelists.

Jeff C.



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