Re: Rejecting viruses the Right Way[tm]
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On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 10:18:32PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > If a message is either rejected (during the SMTP dialog) or bounced
> > (after accepting and queueing the message) then the same innocent
> > third party receives some junk mail. The difference is only in
> > which server is sending the bounce message.
> Not so.
> Few viral SMTP servers will generate and forward a bounce.
> SMTP servers holding an open connection with the originating MUA (or the
> virus itself) will pass the reject message to the originating client.
> Only misconfigured smarthosts will generate a spurious bounce.
Which is what I was counting on, more or less, when I came up with the
.''`. Paul Johnson <email@example.com>
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