[Mimedefang] delete spam based on score

Cormack, Ken kcormack at acs.roadway.com
Tue Nov 25 08:59:58 EST 2003

-----Original Message-----
From: Malcolm V [mailto:farkit at iinet.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 1:58 AM
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: RE: [Mimedefang] delete spam based on score

> What is wrong with bouncing viruses? Most modern viruses run their own
> SMTP engines, which merely ignore the bounce.

> If a legitimate mail server is trying to deliver an infected email, I
> want them to know that it was bounced and why. If they then have to deal
> with undeliverable bounce messages, etc, then they may start thinking
> about filtering what their server accepts in the first place.

But what if the sending virus forges the FROM address?  Have you just
bounced the virus on to an innocent person?

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