[SURBL-Discuss] RE: Applying SURBL against blog comment spammers

Chris Santerre csanterre at merchantsoverseas.com
Thu Sep 2 10:36:29 CEST 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Chan [mailto:jeffc at surbl.org]
>Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 3:24 AM
>To: SATalk
>Cc: SURBL Discuss
>Subject: Re: Applying SURBL against blog comment spammers
>On Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 11:25:40 PM, Matthew Hunter wrote:
>> I just whipped up some code to reject trackback/comment spam
>> using a SURBL as a data source.  Unfortunately, the people 
>> spamming my weblogs aren't in multi.surbl.org, so I will have to 
>> maintain my own local blacklist server.  
>> The single most useful thing that could be done wrt fighting spam 
>> in weblogs would be an SURBL source that had the offending 
>> domains in it.  I would offer to make mine public, but I don't 
>> have the IP to spare at the moment... 
>> Does anyone know of an appropriate SURBL list?
>Hi Matthew,
>We could perhaps set up a separate SURBL for blog spammers.
>It would be a slight shift in focus since the other SURBLs are
>all for email spam.  Can you give an idea of how many records
>you have?
>Also have you tried Jay Allen's MT-Blacklist/Comment Spam
>  http://www.jayallen.org/comment_spam/
>It would be interesting to look at your data to see if there's
>much overlap with our existing lists.  In the case of Jay's data,
>there's nearly none.

Hell I'm feeling a little saucy this morning so lets mull this over. This
goes against Jeff's thoughts. But if they are spamming, then just add them
to SURBL. Does it matter if they spam email or blogs? To me, not really.
Adding them to the regular SURBL is sure to cause them some pain. 

Legit domains still get removed. 

SO I say, go ahead and add them. However I would like to see an example of a
spam'd blog. I've never seen one. 


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