[SURBL-Discuss] uptilt.com and their customers probably not spammers

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Jul 1 13:42:25 CEST 2004


On Thursday, July 1, 2004, 5:33:19 AM, David Hooton wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 04:50:37 -0700, Jeff Chan <jeffc at surbl.org> wrote:

>> I'm strongly tempted to make a public form for submitting
>> whitelist entries, fully logged, rate-limited and reviewed,
>> of course.  It could help with the FPs and add more public
>> visibility to the whitelisting process.

> Hmm - given experiences of several associates I would probably make
> that a hand reviewed process, possibly requiring a text justification
> to accompany the removal request.  I have heard of trojaned PC's being
> used to abuse these kinds of services from multiple locations in order
> to avoid the rate limiting thing.

> Seeing as SURBL is beginning to make a rather impressive impact on
> spam for so many users, I would suggest avoiding any easily/possibly
> abuseable options.

Good to know.  It's just a thought at this point.  How about rate
limiting to one submission per day?  1/2 :-)

(Since we don't expect many FPs, we would not expect many
submissions, and a high rate of submissions could be a sign
of abuse, where high is actually like more than one a day.)

Jeff C.



More information about the Discuss mailing list