[SURBL-Discuss] A question on policy

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Jun 24 13:59:41 CEST 2004

On Thursday, June 24, 2004, 9:16:51 AM, Chris Santerre wrote:
> But the thread basically says that uptilt.com (a known spam sender) was
> hired by tonyrobbins.com to advertise. So they sent out spam. Now my
> question is, do we list them? 

> Do we list somewhat legit domains that hire these people without (or maybe
> with) the knowledge that they will spam? I'm leaning towards yes, in the
> hopes they will learn to choose their advertisers more carefully. 
> Thoughts?

The answer I would prefer is to *not* list a mostly legitimate
domain like tonyrobbins.com, but to let conventional RBLs list
uptilt.com and their IPs as a spam sender.  In other words,
let spamhaus list uptilt's addresses and block on them, but
don't list tonyrobbins.com in SURBLs since it could potentially
be mentioned in legitimate messages.  Of course it would not hurt
to let the possibly legitimate company's lawyers know they should
not use spammers, and cite the law being broken.

This one seems like a relatively clear division of responsibility
to me.  Others may be more or less clear.

Jeff C.

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