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Re: virus scanning

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 02:42:56AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > A much worse problem, IMHO, is the fact that gluck relay mail to
> > master for @debian.org addresses which do not exist and then master
> > generates a bounce, instead of gluck rejecting the mail during the SMTP
> > dialogue.
> This is easy to fix, just remove the MX record that points to gluck!  MX 
> secondaries don't provide any benefit with the way the Internet works today.  
> They just cause needless bounces and administration problems.

No, they don't, when they're set up properly. I prefer that when the primary
mail server is down that incoming mail is stored on the secondary so that I
know how much there is, to be able to view some of it if it's urgent, and to
flush it as I like when the primary goes back online.

The problem that Santiago descries can be fixed with callouts (callbacks as
exim3 likes to put it), but debian-admin is wary of enabling it in general.
However, they could probably be enabled only for select domains, which would
make the redundant MXs less of a spam-target.

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