[SURBL-Discuss] RFC: SURBL inclusion policy

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sat Sep 25 03:27:58 CEST 2004

On Friday, September 24, 2004, 5:49:08 PM, Ryan Thompson wrote:
> To me, the main points are (using roman numerals so as not to confuse
> your numbering system):

> i) Add domains that appear *only* in spam. Do not add any domains that
>     appear in ham.

> ii) Beware of poisoning/joe job attempts; not every domain that appears
>      in spam belongs to a spammer!

> iii) Use these important sources of information as additional input:
>      (List the IADB2, whois, etc., in decreasing order of usefulness)

> The "not your personal blocklist" point (14), and "common sense" (13)
> are good points that I think are deserving of discussion in paragraph
> form beneath the "main points". They're not "criteria", per se, but
> should definitely be mentioned.

> After the list of main points are first, clearly defined, and, second,
> *lightly* expanded upon (remember, we want to make sure people get the
> main points!), you can include the more general discussion from some of
> your points further down the page in paragraph format. Seeing a numbered
> list of more than 5-6 items raises some questions for me, indicating
> that perhaps the big picture could be lost on some people (especially
> those newcomers just learning of the SURBL policies).

> So, in brief, what I'm suggesting is just a bit of restructuring to make
> the main points clearer, while still providing the detailed information
> you already have in the document. IMO, you've done a fine job with the
> information.

All good points.  Let me re-organize....

Jeff C.
"If it appears in hams, then don't list it."

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