sa->sb? (Was: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] Re: Please sanity check announcement)

Jeff Chan jeffc at
Sun Oct 31 14:10:22 CET 2004

On Sunday, April 11, 2004, 12:59:57 AM, Jeff Chan wrote:
> On Sunday, April 11, 2004, 12:29:43 AM, Daniel Quinlan wrote:
>> I have a concern about the rule.  Bill Stern's SpamAssassin blacklist is
>> a blacklist *for* SpamAssassin, so I think the naming of your rule and
>> the DNSBL name ( are unintentionally a bit misleading since
>> the list is not maintained by the ASF or SpamAssassin.  I think it would
>> be a good idea to rename the DNSBL and the rule to make this clearer.
>> Maybe we should encourage (or help) Bill Stern to pick a snappy name.
>> :-)

> Fair enough.  I picked out of thin air since his rule
> started with "sa" and to give oblique credit to the original
> motivation for his rule, if not the precise source.

> Bill, anyone, got some better names?  I prefer two letters.
> (sa and sc were kind of confusing anyway.)   "sb" for
> Sa-Blacklist anyone?  LOL!  ;-)

BTW, Daniel is pretty influential among SA developers.
If he suggests changing the name, we should probably change
it.  Right now I'm leaning towards sb, but am open to other

Jeff C.
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