[Mimedefang] action_drop_with_warning and refuse to sender

Marcus Schopen lists at localguru.de
Fri Aug 24 06:10:41 EDT 2018

Am Freitag, den 24.08.2018, 08:42 +0000 schrieb Paul Murphy:
> > > a REJECT is not a bounce, its a denied to accept it
> > A REJECT is potentially likely to cause a bounce, but yeah... it
> > won't
> be backscatter from your machine.
> Plus a REJECT is only possible if you don't stream by recipient.  If
> you have streamed, it becomes a bounce.  Either way, nobody cares any
> more what you do with it - they're not scanning their logs to see
> which emails failed and why, because there's no return code for "Your
> user tried to send us a virus, please investigate".  Plus false
> positives still happen, which is part of the reason they can't be
> bothered to follow up even if you tell them that you've found what
> you think is a virus.

I don't agree. Rejecting a virus email means not receiving it from the
law side. If you accept an email or just drop it, the problem is on
your side. That's why I want to reject it, but inform the recipient -
not the sender - about the rejection. I agree, that most of the senders
will ignore the rejection, don't scan their logs, or the sender ignores
bounces from the sending smtp. But again, this is not my problem then.


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