[linux-elitists] Swen

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Mon Sep 22 12:19:34 PDT 2003


begin  Tilghman Lesher  quotation:
> On Monday 22 September 2003 01:47 pm, Matthew Galgoci wrote:
> > What I don't care to generate is return to sender bounce messages
> > that go to people that didn't send a virus to begin with. I assert
> > that the bounce messages, just in sheer volume, are as bad as the
> > virus spam that caused them.
> 
> But that's just the point.  When you block a virus email at the SMTP
> level, you're usually blocking the computer which is actually infected
> with the virus.  And if it's not, the computer relaying it to you is
> an open relay, which you shouldn't be accepting email from anyway.

	You're ignoring two other possibilities:

	1: legitimate locked-down relay
	2: forged headers

#2 is likely what Matthew meant by "people that didn't send a virus to
begin with."

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