[SURBL-Discuss] whitelist senderbase top domains?

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Sep 9 00:53:40 CEST 2004


On Wednesday, September 8, 2004, 9:23:02 AM, Bill Landry wrote:
> From: "Jeff Chan" <jeffc at surbl.org>

>> If you'd like, you can have a similar effect right now by
>> adding the top N domains from:
>>
>>   http://www.surbl.org/dns-queries.whitelist.counts.txt
>>
>> to the SpamCopURI manual whitelist in the conf file.  You'd want
>> to include both basedomain.com and *.basedomain.com .  In fact
>> this should be a good improvement for everyone using SpamCopURI
>> to add.

> Hmmm, tried this overnight and it cut my SURBL hit rate down to almost
> nothing.  I'm not sure why, unless the whitelist data is not being read into
> memory and thus the list has to be parsed with each individual e-mail
> message before the SURBL queries can be done.  If that's the case, then it
> could be possible that the queries are taking to long to start and SA is
> timing them out based on the network tests timer expiration setting.

> Or, could it be that if the SpamCopURI plug-in finds a whitelisted domain,
> that it skips any further SURBL tests for that message?  That could also
> account for the very low hit rates when using the whitelist entries.

> Bill

Wow, I hope that's not how the SpamCopURI local whitelist works!

Maybe someone can read the source code and check, or Eric can
let us know.

Jeff C.



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