[SURBL-Discuss] Most often "hit" SURBL domains

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Sep 30 01:59:37 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 4:48:36 PM, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> Hi!

>> I have a similar idea. Would it be possible to have a running list of the
>> top 20 (or so... 50? 100?) most often queried URI's that are blocked by
>> SURBL (and which should be blocked)? This way, we could take additional
>> pressure off SURBL DNS servers by blacklisting these domains locally BEFORE
>> doing SURBL checking on such messages?
>> I have a feeling that this has already been requested and implemented??

> Its something that is suggested, and we are looking into ways to getting 
> that inside for example SA3.1, the SA guys also had some suggestions.

> So yes, excellent idea... ;)

Yes, SA is adding a feature to hardcode or have a database of
the 125 most often hit whitelist domains to 3.1 or 3.0.1.
This will prevent domains like w3.org, yahoo.com, etc. from
even being queried.

One issue is with the top spammer domains is that unlike the
whitehats, the big spammer domains tend to change over time.
The biggest spammers also seem to be the most dynamic.

So the whitehats may work better with local listing than the

This is certainly a good idea though.  Note that Eric Kolve
also built in local black and whitelists to SpamCopURI.

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

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