[linux-elitists] Swen

Dragan Stancevic visitor@xalien.org
Mon Sep 22 11:29:57 PDT 2003


On Monday 22 September 2003 11:07, 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.

BINGO. I think this was exactly his point :-)

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