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Re: Simple e-mail virus scanner

On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 09:59:09PM +0200, Christoph Moench-Tegeder wrote:
The optimum is rejecting unsolicited mails during the SMTP dialog, this
way there will be no bounces to innocent bystanders (as caused by the
latest epidemic disease).

Not really. If the message goes through intermediate mx hosts a bounce
will be sent to the spoofed sender. The only way to handle these virus
messages is to drop them on the floor, but there are other reasons not
to do that. I don't know that there's a good solution.

Mike Stone

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