[SURBL-Discuss] More spams with Zdnet redirector

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Fri Apr 8 18:29:12 CEST 2005


On Friday, April 8, 2005, 9:09:51 AM, List User wrote:
>         Here I agree completely with Chris.  An open HTTP redirector is
> just the same as an open SMTP relay.  Fifteen years ago SMTP relays were
> not only common, they were part of being a "helpful" citizen;  Today, we
> all consider them invitations to abuse and organizations like SORBS exist
> to seek them out and blacklist them.  Six years ago, a HTTP redirector was
> a similar concept - a friendly way to provide a service to others;  In today's
> Internet environment, and open redirector is every bit as "evil" as an open
> SMTP relay - there is no way to prevent its abuse and it is a "screaming"
> invitation to all spammers - "use me, I'll help you!".  Just as people seek
> out and blacklist SMTP relays, someone should for HTTP redirectors,  If Chris
> makes such a list available, I will quickly adopt and use it (and recommend
> that everyone else does to).

That's fine, but it's not the purpose of SURBLs, which is to list
domains only used in spams.

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



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