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The lists are:
 
The lists are:
  
* Greylist-Stumbler list:
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====Greylist-Stumbler list====
 
These are machines known to have trouble  
 
These are machines known to have trouble  
 
getting past greylisting. The machines are very likely compromised PCs. We  
 
getting past greylisting. The machines are very likely compromised PCs. We  
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also to extend the greylist period (if you use greylisting) to 60 minutes.
 
also to extend the greylist period (if you use greylisting) to 60 minutes.
  
* Dictionary-Attacker list:
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====Dictionary-Attacker list====
 
These are machines known to send mail to  
 
These are machines known to send mail to  
 
many nonexistent addresses. We recommend a rule to add one point for  
 
many nonexistent addresses. We recommend a rule to add one point for  
 
machines on this list.
 
machines on this list.
  
*Spam-Source list:
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====Spam-Source list====
 
These are machines known to send spam and  
 
These are machines known to send spam and  
 
relatively little non-spam. We recommend adding three points for machines  
 
relatively little non-spam. We recommend adding three points for machines  
 
on this list.
 
on this list.
  
*Good list:
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====Good list====
 
These are machines that send relatively little spam,  
 
These are machines that send relatively little spam,  
 
quite a lot of non-spam, and have no trouble with greylisting or sending  
 
quite a lot of non-spam, and have no trouble with greylisting or sending  
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machines on this list.
 
machines on this list.
  
* Mixed list:
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====Mixed list====
 
These are machines that are on the edge of being  
 
These are machines that are on the edge of being  
 
considered good or bad.
 
considered good or bad.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:58, 23 June 2014

Roaring Penguin Software Inc. publishes for DNS-based lists for Hosted CanIt customers. These lists are automatically entered into the Master RBL list (but no rules are created automatically.)

The lists are:

Greylist-Stumbler list

These are machines known to have trouble getting past greylisting. The machines are very likely compromised PCs. We recommend making a rule to add one point for machines on this list, and also to extend the greylist period (if you use greylisting) to 60 minutes.

Dictionary-Attacker list

These are machines known to send mail to many nonexistent addresses. We recommend a rule to add one point for machines on this list.

Spam-Source list

These are machines known to send spam and relatively little non-spam. We recommend adding three points for machines on this list.

Good list

These are machines that send relatively little spam, quite a lot of non-spam, and have no trouble with greylisting or sending to nonexistent recipients. We recommend subtracting 0.5 points for machines on this list.

Mixed list

These are machines that are on the edge of being considered good or bad.