[SURBL-Discuss] RFC: significantly reducing FPs on OB

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sun Jul 13 09:53:03 CEST 2008

On Saturday, July 12, 2008, 7:00:29 PM, Joseph Brennan wrote:

> --On Saturday, July 12, 2008 1:41 AM -0700 Jeff Chan <jeffc at surbl.org>
> wrote:

>> We can probably significantly reduce the false positives on
>> ob.surbl.org, the SURBL list based on Outblaze's URI blacklist:
>>   http://www.surbl.org/lists.html#ob
>> at the cost of some possibly minor false negatives.
>> Should we make that change?

> This agrees with our experience using SURBL for a few years.  We've
> seen the occasional fp with the ob listings, and none I am aware of
> with the rest of SURBL.

> What's the change?

Thanks much for the feedback Daryl and Joseph!  I think we
probably can't reveal the exact listing criteria in case they're
useful for the bad guys.  I know it's somewhat inappropriate to
ask for comments without revealing details.  I suppose I'm asking
for general responses then.  :)

Jeff C.

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