[Gross] IP Reputation

Jesse Thompson jesse.thompson at doit.wisc.edu
Mon Aug 6 22:40:05 EEST 2007

Eino Tuominen wrote:
> Jesse Thompson wrote:
>> I've been hearing a lot about IP reputation lately.  Not that it's new
>> (SenderBase has been around for a while) but it seems to be trendy.
>> Basically, it's a score of the sender based on relative volumes and spam
>> ratios.  I wonder if it would be possible to use this type of
>> information in gross.  i.e. set certain reputation score thresholds for
>> certain actions.
>> I see that Sendmail has Flow Control, and IronPort has SenderBase.  Does
>> anyone know of a standalone IP reputation service that's worth
>> considering integrating into gross?
> It should be pretty straightforward to write a check module to query
> SenderBase with gross. But, many have found it rather unusable. For
> instance:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/policyd-weight-list@ek-muc.de/msg00573.html
> I recall there was an open reputation service initiative, but I don't
> know if it got air under its wings.

I assumed that SenderBase would not allow direct querying.

I was thinking that it could be used to find the bots before they are 
blacklisted based on their historical [lack of] of email volumes.

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