[SURBL-Discuss] RFC: SURBL inclusion policy

Frank Ellermann nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Fri Sep 24 22:32:09 CEST 2004

Jeff Chan wrote:

> Please read it and post your comments.

| Don't add domains or IPs that have legitimate, non-spam uses.

NAK (known issue, JFTR).

| For IP addresses look them up in reverse octet order against
| iddb.isipp.com .


| check them against iadb.isipp.com or wadb.isipp.com

s/wadb/iadb2/.  WA is "withdrawn accreditation" (= bulk mailer
decided to break the IADB rules), it's a kind of blacklist.
You could mention WA elsewhere. e.g. together with SpamHaus.

| Visit the site or at least

Better remove this, it's too dangerous for the kids, and it can
be misleading without JavaScript.  If you need more interesting
sources, you could add whois.sc (and maybe A9.com (?))

| 13.Apply common sense

ACK, much better than 2.

| but which other people might consider legitimate. This can
| include sites like topica, yahoogroups, joke-of-the-day, and
| similar things that people actually subscribe to. Do not list
| them, even if they get abused for spam.

NAK.  Nobody knows what "other people might consider".  Let
alone to agree with it blindly.  That clause makes no sense,
and it devaluates the important first part before the "but".

Anything else is fine, but a bit long.  "When in doubt don't
list" could be added to the <title> and / or <h1> header.

                        Bye, Frank

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