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Re: DNSWL will be disabled by default as of tomorrow

From: RW <rwmaillists_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Dec 15 2011 - 13:54:05 GMT

On Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:14:18 +1000
Noel Butler wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-12-14 at 11:58 +0100, Matus UHLAR - fantomas wrote:

> > I wonder why SA disables DNWSL rules, with this logic blacklists,
> > not whitelists, should be disabled...
> >
> Personally, I think all whitelists should be disabled by default (I
> disabled all whitelists as of some years ago, and occasionally check
> to see no new ones has cropped up).

Personally I've never had a significant problem with whitelists. I
suspect that much of the perceived problem is with end-users who
carelessly sign-up to opt-in marketing, and with admins who think: if
it looks like it could be spam, it is.

> That way is someone wants to allow others to decide who they can trust
> (always a bad idea IMHO, trust to each networks must be earned,

It's earned based on the QA that the SA project does. If a list is
working less well for you, then the best thing to do is adjust the
score, report the problem, and if possible contribute to SA's QA.

Based on your previously reported impossibly low FP rate, you clearly
have no idea what the effect of turning-off these lists is.