[SPAM-TAG] Re: [SURBL-Discuss] A list of spammers urls

Chris Edwards chris at eng.gla.ac.uk
Fri Mar 11 16:32:18 CET 2005

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Jeff Chan wrote:

| On Friday, March 11, 2005, 4:33:45 AM, Chris Edwards wrote:
| > Jeff Chan wrote:
| > I wonder if there'd be much mileage in a SpamAssaassin feature to award
| > points for any URLs that don't resolve ?
| In principle it's something that could be done, but the timeouts
| encountered trying to resolve non-existent domains could make it
| impractical.

Ah yes.

Then again, if, in theory, one was to only query the relevant gtld server
for the registered toplevel NS records, the answer (positive or negative)
should be quick.

| Loading spams full of URIs probably dilutes the spammer's
| message, especially if many of them were clickable

OK - interesting - understood.

Chris Edwards, Glasgow University Computing Service

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