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Re: OT: Viruses on lists



"Derrick 'dman' Hudson" <dman@dman13.dyndns.org> writes:

> | Since the mail has already been received and accepted by murphy, am
> | I just pushing the sending of spoofed bounce messages one stage back
> | up the email processing ladder?
>
> Almost.  murphy generates a bounce and sends it to the list manager
> (mailman, majordomo, ezmlm, etc. - I don't know what one murphy is
> running).  The list manager then counts that against you in its
> determination of which addresses are invalid and need to be removed
> from the list.

It takes quite a few bounces before you get removed, though.

> My choice is to simply drop viruses.  I don't expect to have any legit
> messages falsely identified as viral, and dropping the message simply
> removes waste from the network bandwidth and disk storage of the
> world.  I see no need to push the bounce back at someone else,
> particularly since the offender is rarely the one punished in that
> case.

Which is why I reject at SMTP.  Doesn't push a bounce back to forged
addresses.

-- 
Paul Johnson
<baloo@ursine.ca>
Linux.  You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.

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