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Re: Virus emails


Is there something similar for exim (woody version)? I don't care too
much about the incoming bandwidth, but more about the resources that the
spam and virus checks consume, especially during these spam virus waves.
So I could add a (hopefully) cheap check at MTA level to reject these
mails until the wave is over.


Am Di, 2003-09-23 um 04.29 schrieb Graham Wilson:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 04:53:16PM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> > Hi, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > helps catching 95%... But the bandwidth is still used... I'm still
> > > looking for a pure MTA solution...
> > 
> > A pure MTA solution would still need to scan the body and thus would still
> > eat your bandwidth.
> i have postfix's body_checks setup to reject lines that match the
> following regular expression (this is the first line of the base64
> encoded virus):
> i'm not sure when postfix closes the connection, whether its after
> recieving a matching line, or after the client is done sending data. if
> the former though, this would be a good "pure" mta solution that doesn't
> conserve too much bandwidth.
> as to effectiveness, i've blocked 664 messages since saturday afternoon.
> i still get some swen messages through, but they have had the virus
> stripped already, so the message is considerably smaller.
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