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From Jeff Chan <>
Subject Announcing SpamCopURI 0.08 support of SURBL for spam URI domain tests
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2004 04:51:10 GMT
I am pleased to announce that Eric Kolve has added SURBL support
to his SpamAssassin 2.63 plugin called SpamCopURI:

In order to use the new RBL method, please comment out the the
previous tests SPAMCOP_URI and SPAMCOP_URI_HOST and increase
the score for the new test up to something like 2.5:

  score SPAMCOP_URI_RBL  2.5

in the file.  Values higher than 2.5 may be
appropriate because the test is a highly accurate indicator
of spam, for some of the reasons mentioned at the SURBL site:

Note that unlike URIDNSBL, we are comparing *domains* found in
message bodies to *domains* in SURBL (aka a name or RHSBL), rather
than resolving the names into IP addresses (representing the spam
web site's hosting server) and comparing those addresses to a
number-based RBL.

We consider this a direct approach to the problem of URIs
advertised in spam, and we're confident that the URI data
we are getting from SpamCop and scoring based on report
counts are very useful and relevant.  More information about
the data SURBL is built on can be found at:

Would someone with access to large spam and ham corpi please
give SpamCopURI a try against their recent data, as Daniel
Quinlan did with URIDNSBL + SURBL, and kindly let us know what
kind of results they obtain?  Currently four trailing days of
SpamCop URI reports are represented in SURBL.


Jeff C.
Jeff Chan

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