[Mimedefang] Enlisting registrars in fighting phishing and other scams

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Wed Aug 22 14:56:41 EDT 2007

On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:42 PM -0400 WBrown at e1b.org wrote:

> Why not turn all the spam filters into a "botnet" of sorts to gather this
> info.  Each filter checks a central cache server to see it is listed.  If
> not, the individual filter does the whois.  result is then uploaded to
> cache server for all others to see.
> Once in the cache server, it could return the status of the registrar...
> Perhaps even on a scale of 1 to X relative to how many known good v.
> known  bad domains they registered.

How is this different from an RBL? SpamAssassin already knows how to query 
several RBL's, and admins can change the scoring to reflect their trust of 
each RBL's quality.

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