Postfix anti-antivirus (was Re: [linux-elitists] procmail recipe for mydoom?)

Tilghman Lesher zgp-org@the-tilghman.com
Tue Feb 3 07:41:20 PST 2004


On Monday 02 February 2004 18:33, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Andrew">
>
> > > Reject *means* bounce (when a real MTA is the client).
> >
> > But if someone is sending me a virus and I reject the message
> > they're sending, how am I adding to the problem?
>
> If the client is an MTA, and you reject the mail, the MTA will send
> a bounce. You can't guarantee that all virus mail is being sent by
> shitty SMTP client code in worms. ;-) They usually fall back to
> upstream MTAs anyway.

Yes, but that simply redirects the problem; it does not add to it.
Please keep in mind that when I reject the virus email, I am _also_
an innocent user.  Does it really matter at this point which innocent
user has to deal with the virus email?

-Tilghman




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