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

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Sep 2 18:16:19 CEST 2004

On Thursday, September 2, 2004, 9:24:19 AM, Kelson Kelson wrote:
> Jeff Chan wrote:
>> Are they advertising legitimate sites or bad guy sites?

> Gambling sites, "pillz" sites, etc.  The usual.

Thanks.  Sounds like there are some definite bad guys
spamming blogs.

> More insidious are the ones that link to legit blogs that have already 
> been spammed, as described here: 
> http://photomatt.net/2004/08/01/weeds-in-the-garden/

>From that interview:

> Alex told me the other day about a new type of comment spam
> he’s been seeing: comments that link to normal blog entries.
> Well known blogs like Mozillazine. As advanced as tools like MT
> Blacklist have become, they’re pretty useless in cases like
> this. Are you going to blacklist Dave Sifry 

Hmm, we definitely don't want to block legitimate blog sites...

If we make a list of blog spams, how do we prevent that from
happening?  Whitelists of every legitimate blog site?  That's
probably nearly as hard to gather as whitelists of every
legitimate web site.   ;-)

Jeff C.

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