[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.
Don't harm innocent bystanders.

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