[Mimedefang] delete spam based on score
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Mon Nov 24 09:49:37 EST 2003
On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 WBrown at e1b.org wrote:
> I was pondering this very issue over the weekend. Is it better to bounce
> the message so that a legitimate sender knows about the delivery failure,
Yes, with one caveat below...
> or is it better to drop it so that a spammer doesn't know and cannot probe
> your filter to see what will go through.
No. Spammers don't waste time probing one or a few filters.
The caveat: It is better to discard rather than bounce viruses.
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