[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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