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

Jose Marcio Martins da Cruz Jose-Marcio.Martins at ensmp.fr
Sat May 13 14:21:27 CEST 2006

Jeff Chan wrote:
> On Friday, May 12, 2006, 12:47:10 PM, SM SM wrote:


> On the application side, if phishing.legitimate-free-host.com or
> www.freecat.biz appeared in a message, they should properly be
> reduced to legitimate-free-host.com and freecat.biz before
> checking against the blacklists.  Unless the unqualified domains
> were actually blacklisted, they would not match (www.freecat.biz
> is not the same as freecat.biz).  In a sense that is an error: a
> mismatch between the blacklist data and the application's
> handling of message URI data.  But the error is really on the
> data side, so there's no need to do anything off-spec with the
> applications.  Yes, it may cause a few spams or phishes to be
> missed, but they're very rare and obscure. 

j-chkmail don't bother with the number of parts of the domain.
When it finds an URL with N parts (say pN.pN-1.pN-2...p2.p1), it
does N checks and stops when if finds something matching. So, if
you list www.freecat.biz, j-chkmail will detect www.freecat.biz
and xxx.www.freecat.biz, but not freecat.biz.

I think it's good to have subdomains listed in SURBL.



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