[Mimedefang] delete spam based on score

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Nov 25 08:43:02 EST 2003

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Malcolm V wrote:

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

"Most" or "Some"?

> 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.

The problem is that innocent third-parties often end up getting (infected)
bounce notifications.  I used to share your opinion, but watching a customer
of ours get 200,000 viruses/day back in August made me change my mind.
All those bounces would have added to the nightmare.



More information about the MIMEDefang mailing list