[SURBL-Discuss] namesdatabase . com

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Mon Oct 4 00:16:11 CEST 2004


On Sunday, October 3, 2004, 3:05:38 PM, Frank Ellermann wrote:
>> We are not trying to "find every spammer."

> I know.  But sometimes you're apparently trying to find every
> not-yet-spammer, and for obvious reasons both ways won't work.

The question is very simple.  If a domain could appear in
ordinary ham by ordinary users (i.e. not spammers) then
we should not list it.

Hopefully we all agree that we don't want to block hams.

>> we would have lists that were largely unusable.

> Yes, there are too many domains to list them all.  Just ignore
> dubious cases until they really show up somewhere.  BLs without
> any FPs are IMHO technically impossible, unless they are empty.

Probably true, but we can still try to reduce FPs.

Jeff C.
--
"If it appears in hams, then don't list it."



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