[SURBL-Discuss] C version of SURBL client?

Andrew andrew at donehue.net
Sat Nov 6 13:19:18 CET 2004


Thanks for the reply.  I couldn't see any in that list (I checked before) :(

My MTA can handle the mime decoding (or I could include it as a function 
in the program), and there is regex.h which will help me locate the URLs 
:) -  I will see how I go (some spare time coming up)... If the code is 
presentable, I will make sure I share with the rest of the world.


Jeff Chan wrote:

>On Friday, November 5, 2004, 11:02:51 PM, Andrew wrote:
>>Does anyone know if there is an open-source client written in c to
>>perform URL searches in message bodies, and then lookups against a SURBL ?
>>(This is not for use with SA)
>I can't think of any open source ones off hand, but that doesn't
>mean there aren't any.  Have you taken a look at some of the
>programs mentioned on our links page:
>  http://www.surbl.org/links.html
>It's possible some are written in C.
>That said, the task of extracting URI domains from email messages
>is non-trivial particularly from spams, which often have
>obfuscation methods that must be undone.  Something like the
>SpamAssassin code can be a good starting point, though it
>has the advantage of a regular expression language, mail
>method decoding tools, etc.
>Jeff C.
>"If it appears in hams, then don't list it."
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