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

Gerald Oskoboiny
Tue Feb 10 17:15:13 PST 2004

* Martin Pool <> [2004-02-11 11:12+1100]
> On 10 Feb 2004, Tilghman Lesher <> wrote:

> > Dropping messages allows the problem to continue and introduces the
> > new problem of false positives disappearing silently.
> I didn't (mean to) say necessarily drop them: personally, I sequester
> them and check for false positives ever so often.

I used to do this and still do in a few cases, but I found that I
would get distracted with something else for a few weeks and come
back to find a 2 gig mailbox waiting for me to weed through.

Fortunately Mutt handles 2 gig mailboxes fine, but that doesn't
feel like a good use of my time, so I usually end up ignoring
such trapped mail, which is effectively the same as discarding it.

Gerald Oskoboiny <>

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