[linux-elitists] Swen

Tilghman Lesher zgp-org@the-tilghman.com
Mon Sep 22 11:27:38 PDT 2003


On Monday 22 September 2003 01:07 pm, Matthew Galgoci wrote:
> > > 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.
>
> You assume 1) the sender is valid and 2) the sender is the address
> of the responsible party. Neither of these are necessarily the case
> for virus type spam.

You call yourself an elitist, and you don't even know what really
happens when you reject email at the SMTP level?

-Tilghman




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