[Mimedefang] Spam with more than one recipient - reject or not?

Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com
Wed Aug 17 16:34:49 EDT 2005

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 10:58, Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com wrote:
>> This depends entirely on your local mail topology.  If MIMEDefang is
>> running on your MX hosts, there is a real social cost associated with
>> stream-by-recipient.
> But this is the nearly the same cost that you would be pushing to
> the sending relay if you choose not to accept at the MX receiver.

s/pushing to/refusing to accept from/ (philosophical point)

>> If MIMEDefang is running on an internal SMTP hub, then you've
>> already accepted the mail anyway at your perimeter servers, and
>> that cost goes away.
> In that case the cost is already yours - as perhaps it should be
> if you are the one deciding not to accept but that the sender
> should be notified.


Matthew.van.Eerde (at) hbinc.com               805.964.4554 x902
Hispanic Business Inc./HireDiversity.com       Software Engineer

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