[SURBL-Discuss] RFC: Updated list removal statement

Chris Santerre csanterre at MerchantsOverseas.com
Tue Mar 8 16:47:08 CET 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Chan [mailto:jeffc at surbl.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 4:35 AM
>To: SURBL Discuss
>Subject: [SURBL-Discuss] RFC: Updated list removal statement
>On a related note, I've updated the list removal statement on the
>SURBL web site to include:
>  http://www.surbl.org/lists.html
>List Removal
>All of the data in SURBL lists come from external data sources.
>None of the SURBL lists come from data created here, so generally
>speaking to get a record off a list you should contact that data
>source as described earlier under each list. However, for the sc
>and ab lists you may send a removal request to whitelist at surbl
>dot org. 
>    Note: Before reporting false positives, please check that
>    they are actually on SURBL lists. This can be done for
>    example with a name resolution or by using the SURBL+
>    checker tool. There is an intermittent bug with SpamAssassin
>    that appears to show FPs when none actually exist. (See
>    SpamAssassin Bugzilla id=3997.)
>When sending a removal request, please include:
> 1. Full and complete contact information for your organization
>    including street address and telephone numbers,
> 2. Information about your sending servers such as IP addresses,
> 3. A sample message with full, sent headers and full message
>    body including URIs,
> 4. A brief description of your organization or a link to one,
> 5. Your organization's published mail practices, especially
>    its published anti-spam policies, or links to them.
>If your organization does not publish and actually practice an
>anti-spam policy, it should. Please send your request from your
>organization's domain. Requests sent from Hotmail, Yahoo, gmail,
>etc. accounts may not be considered. 
>How does this look to everyone?  Too strict?  Not strict enough?
>Too little info?  Too much?

How about:

"Be prepaired to explain any UBE that is found to contain your domain."

"Understand that you ARE responsible for the actions of your affiliates."

"If you purchased a list which contains harvested addresses and use them in
a mailing, then you are commiting a crime."

"'Just unsubscribe!', is NOT a valid response!"


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