[SURBL-Discuss] Re: More spams with Zdnet redirector

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Fri Apr 8 06:39:54 CEST 2005

On Thursday, April 7, 2005, 1:11:26 PM, J. Fowler wrote:
> I posted to the CNET financial message boards on Yahoo and got this response:

> http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mb?s=CNET

> ====
> Re: CNet supporting spammers NOT*
> *Folks,

> We're aware of the abuse, and are shutting down the URLs as we learn of them. We are NOT supporting spammers or phishers.

> Stephen Howard-Sarin
> VP, ZDNet.com
> ===

I posted the following to that board:

> Re: CNet supporting spammers NOT
> by: jeffreychan       04/08/05 12:37 am
> Msg: 50041 of 50041
> It appears that CNet/ZDNet's current solution is to block
> spammers and phishers from your redirector, but only ones that
> have been specifically reported. The problem with that approach
> is that spammers need only register another domain for $5 or
> $10 and they can abuse your redirector again. It happens that
> spammers register dozens or even hundreds of new domains per
> day, so that's no big deal to them, and the abuse continues. 
> If you'd like a more dynamic solution consider denying access
> to spammers and phishers based on realtime SURBL data, as other
> redirectors are currently doing:  
> http://www.surbl.org/redirect.html

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

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