[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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