[SURBL-Discuss] Redirectors and SURBLs

Daryl C. W. O'Shea spamassassin at dostech.ca
Sun Apr 17 08:43:30 CEST 2005


Jeff Chan wrote:
> Yes, urirhssub in SpamAssassin 3 will check every visible URI, even
> if it's mentioned within a redirector:
> 
>   http://some.redirector.com/blah/blah/http://some.othersite.com/
> 
> Both redirector.com and othersite.com above would get checked,
> and including some variations on those.  But http://tinyurl.com/blah
> won't get the redirected-to site checked since it's invisible in
> the original message.

> Perhaps the SpamAssassin and SpamCopURI authors can provide more
> detailed info, corrections, etc. on the above, but the quick
> answer is that some provisions for checking redirected-to sites
> is already in place.

SpamAssassin is currently limited to identifying redirectors that 
require 'http(s)' to be in the URI.  So it won't detect domains 
redirected to by the zdnet redirector and any other similar ones.

Daryl



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