[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

We'll work on other ways to develop whitelists.

Jeff C.

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