[SURBL-Discuss] The (bad) situation with Yahoo / Geocities.

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Dec 22 12:24:37 CET 2005


On Thursday, December 22, 2005, 1:58:36 AM, Guy Rosen wrote:
> We've been compiling and reporting lists of GeoCities sites and from
> here too it seems GeoCities isn't handling them well. We compile lists
> based on spam reports from our user community, and at one point we even
> found around 3,500 (!) live GeoCities spam sites.

> Eric, do you know that GeoCities were monitoring your list specifically,
> or might they have just shut down a lot of sites that day, regardless of
> your list?


> Guy Rosen
> Lead Analyst, Operations Team
> Blue Security
> http://www.bluesecurity.com/
> Tel: +972-9-9577736 x228
> AIM: guyrrosen (double R)


I believe there are different parties reporting the spammed
Geocities sites to Yahoo.  It does seem like they're closing some
accounts, but they're not very consistent about it yet.

Jeff C.
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