[SURBL-Discuss] More spams with Zdnet redirector

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Apr 7 09:13:53 CEST 2005


On Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 11:58:31 PM, Nick Askew wrote:
> Jeff,

> So it seems that there is an obvious loophole in SURBL. As long as the 
> spammer uses a legitimate business running a redirector you will never black 
> list them (perhaps the spammer could even set up their own legitimate 
> redirector). This open redirector discussion for ZDNET has been open for 
> several weeks now, they have had more than ample warning. 
 
> Nick

No, it's not a loophole.  Programs like SpamAssassin and
SpamCopURI correctly parse some redirection sites like
g.msn.com and check the redirected-to site.

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



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