[SURBL-Discuss] whitelist senderbase top domains?

Leonardo Helman surbl at lists.com.ar
Thu Sep 9 14:42:35 CEST 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 03:53:18PM -0700, Jeff Chan wrote:
> 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.

I've just done a little test on that.

The SpamCopURI, only skips the whitelisted domains.
If you have one whitelisted domain, and some not in a
mail, it does the right thing.
Doesn't check the whitelisted ones, but check the others.
At least in my version (0.20).

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