[SURBL-Discuss] Yahoo redirector?

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Tue Oct 3 15:25:48 CEST 2006



> Yahoo does process the mail sent to:
>
>   abuse at yahoo.com
>
> Everyone should report abuse to them.


I don't have time to report spam one by one.  We reject 1.2 million
a day and still get 2,000 spam reports a day.  I would implement
something automated.  We look up URL hostnames in SURBL, URL IP
addresses in Spamhaus, and under consideration now is looking up
PTR for the IP and scoring as possible spam if it points to yahoo.
The only question weighing how useful that test would be against
the time to do DNS lookup.

Joseph Brennan
Columbia University Information Technology




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