[SURBL-Discuss] Joe Jobbed by a scammer and AbuseButler

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Tue Aug 5 12:23:07 CEST 2008

On Monday, August 4, 2008, 4:14:27 PM, Ron Guerin wrote:
> I ironically now find tighturl.com listed in SURBL as the result 
> effectively being joe-jobbed by some sleazeball promoting a work from
> home scam and using a tighturl link to a fake removal page, which was
> blocked by me within the 45th access (and is now probably around 10,000
> hits which redirect to a page explaining the inadvisibility of clicking
> on links in spam or putting your email address into a spammer's removal
> box).

> AbuseButler has yet to respond to mail sent late Saturday night to
> abuse at abusebutler.com about the matter, and they clearly are not 
> resolving URLs to their destination as I would have expected from a data
> source used by SURBL.

> Just what is the SURBL policy about listing URLs that have not been
> resolved to their destination, and about the quality of the data 
> accepted into SURBL?  I find the lack of a response from AbuseButler to
> its abuse address an indication that they're not running a responsible
> or reliable service over there.

> - Ron

Please note that the correct contact address for SURBL list
removals is whitelist at surbl, except for OB:


Jeff C.

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