Kevin A. McGrail updated COMDEV-265:
    Summary: GSOC 2018 - SpamAssassin RBL for DNS Servers  (was: SpamAssassin 
RBL for DNS Servers)

> GSOC 2018 - SpamAssassin RBL for DNS Servers
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMDEV-265
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMDEV-265
>             Project: Community Development
>          Issue Type: Project
>          Components: GSoC/Mentoring ideas
>            Reporter: Kevin A. McGrail
>            Priority: Major
> Add RBL support for looking up DNS servers that are shared among bad actors
> Apache SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam. It is an intelligent 
> email filter which uses a diverse range of tests to identify unsolicited bulk 
> email, more commonly known as Spam. These tests are applied to email headers 
> and content to classify email using advanced statistical methods. 
> In addition, SpamAssassin has a modular architecture that allows other 
> technologies to be quickly wielded against spam and is designed for easy 
> integration into virtually any email system. 
> It is primarily written in Perl with a few bits in C and shell scripts for 
> system integration.
> The compendium at 
> https://raptor.pccc.com/raptor.cgim?template=email_spam_compendium is helpful 
> to understand some of the concepts with SpamAssassin
> It will be helpful for a student in this project to understand SMTP but a 
> willingness to learn and setup your own mail server on a Linux Distribution 
> with SpamAssassin for a personal test domain will be very desired with 
> assistance provided to get the basic framework for a sandbox for learning.
> As email becomes more commodotized by major providers, knowledge of email 
> systems and their security is dwindling.  This opportunity can provide 
> real-world experience with an email security product that is employed by 
> countless commercial systems in the world.

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