[linux-elitists] Swen

Tilghman Lesher zgp-org@the-tilghman.com
Mon Sep 22 11:02:36 PDT 2003


On Monday 22 September 2003 12:40 pm, Ari Jort wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 11:39:13PM -0800, tek wrote:
> > > An elitist receives their mail through a shell box where they
> > > can run server-side procmail or spamassassin filtering.
> >
> > i would tend to disagree.
> > A elitist blocks them at smtp. why let them on the box at all?
>
> If you block at smtp-time how do you guard against false positives?
> You'd never know because you'd never see the mail.

On the contrary; if you block the message at the SMTP level, the
sender gets an error.  The blocking error message should include
something intelligible on why the message was rejected, and the
sender can fix that problem with their message and resend.

-Tilghman




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