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

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Feb 3 15:45:25 PST 2004


begin Jeff Waugh quotation of Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 09:44:55AM +1100:

> The important bit is that the safe checks are done and the mail is on disk
> before we start talking to ("dangerous") third parties, and the lack of this
> information at SMTP time doesn't really affect what we're going to do with
> the mail anyway -> if it's spam, we're going to discard it. If it's a virus,
> we're going to discard it. So given that there's no strong benefit to doing
> it during the SMTP conversation... why bother with all of those breakage
> points?

If your brother-in-law goes into the real estate or
Viagra business, and tries to send you some mail from
work to tell you about his new job, he'll know you
didn't get it and call you.

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Don Marti
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