[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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