[SURBL-Discuss] familiar with xml?

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Tue Feb 12 09:54:04 CET 2008

Quoting kieran mullen <kieranmullen at gmail.com>:

> SURBL was great when it was running. It made me wonder if I should
> even run any other RBL's at all?

Most people use Spamhaus in their MTAs.

> This is off topic already but what is generally thought to have less  
>  overhead?
> It would seem to be that RBLs would but their effectiveness have
> really dropped with the use of massive botnets.

Some RBLs do a pretty good job of detecting botnets.  Use Spamhaus.

> Anyhow regarding my topic...
> something has changed in the usage of the lists and so my false
> positives has jumped.

Nothing has changed on the list side.

> This is doug swallows plugin for Icewarp MerakMail. (the author has
> long since dropped support for this project)
> http://clip.drlinky.com/149606
> I have altered the scope to not include the header (from the surblg
> list I was told to) and also to not scan the ip addresses but to no
> avail.
> I was getting false positives for test invites I was sending myself
> from linked in.
> I believe it is the way counting is performed that is messing things
> up a bit. From the looks of it a count of 1 is rejected, but 1 is
> added to everything anyway  surbl_multi_count += 1

Please provide an example and an explanation of what surbl_multi_count means.

Again nothing on the SURBL list side has changed.

Jeff C.

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