[SPAM-TAG] [SURBL-Discuss] Subdomains in SURBL

SM sm at resistor.net
Fri May 12 21:47:10 CEST 2006

Hi Brandon,
At 09:31 12-05-2006, Brandon Hutchinson wrote:
>Since I don't think including subdomains in SURBL zone data does any 
>good with
>SpamAssassin's URIDNSBL implementation, I was just wondering what else people
>are using to look up URIs in SURBL. Other sendmail milters that do not use

I use a milter.

>Using the "www.freecat.biz" example: assuming this is a phishing 
>domain, would
>also including "freecat.biz" in SURBL be a bad idea? Are there cases where we
>should "trust" the base domain even when a subdomain is used in a phishing

You would look up freecat.biz in the above example.  See 
http://www.surbl.org/implementation.html for implementation 
guidelines.  If it is a phishing email, I would not trust the base 
domain.  A whitelist is also required.


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