[SURBL-Discuss] Re: More whitelist.cf

Jeff Chan whitelist at surbl.org
Mon Jun 6 10:12:10 CEST 2005


On Sunday, June 5, 2005, 12:44:51 PM, Robert Menschel wrote:
> Hello Jeff,

>>>>> Three more whitelist.cf entries:

> whitelist_from_rcvd   *@*.citibank.com                citibankcards.com               Citi Bank / Citi Cards
> http://www.citibank.com
> http://www.citicards.com
[...]

> Two more whitelist entries, added to the list today.
> 
> whitelist_from_rcvd   psa at lists.serversmiths.com      serversmiths.com                pARTy/SCIENCE Announcements
> http://listservices.serversmiths.com
> references:
> http://www.WED2005.org
> http://artintoaction.org
> http://www.fortmason.org
> http://www.ciis.edu
> http://www.greencenturyinstitute.org
[...]

Hi Bob,
Thanks for those.  All look reasonably legitimate so I've
whitelisted them all.  Looks like banks and artists mostly.

Of the 55 domains mentioned, 14 were already whitelisted and none
were blacklisted.  nipc.gov does not resolve and some of the
commercial mailers like bluehornet.com, bigfootinteractive.com,
equifax and NCR might be slightly spammy, but they probably also
have legitimate uses, so they're probably appropriate for our
whitelists. 

Regarding subscribing to newsletters and harvesting the sites
mentioned, something appearing in a newsletter is not
automatically whitelist material.  It's conceivably possible for
a spam gang domain to sneak onto a legitimate newsletter, though
it seems to happen almost never.

Regardless, all domains need to be checked before they're
whitelisted, and they should also be checked before they're
blacklisted at least on any manual lists.

Jeff C.
-- 
Jeff Chan
mailto:whitelist at surbl.org
http://www.surbl.org/



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