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Re: Virus emails

On Tuesday 23 September 2003 01:45, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 12:28:44AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > Maybe I'm wrong, but I think an MTA rejecting a mail because of oversized
> > body doesn't have to get the whole body before rejecting the mail. Based
> > on this, it should be possible to reject the mail before it gets fully
> > transfered to the server.
> Well, you can reject on the size argument, if you see one, and if it is not
> faked. Otherwise you have to read up to x bytes until you can drop the
> conncetion.
> But this has nothing to do with the worms, unless you want to limit your
> mails to max 10k :) In case of spam and virus checking you have to read at
> least the headers, and most likely a lot of the body (till you know the
> attachement type)

Indeed, but you don't have to get the whole 150KB of mail...


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