[Mimedefang] action_drop_with_warning and refuse to sender

Dianne Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Fri Aug 24 10:50:26 EDT 2018

On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:10:41 +0200
Marcus Schopen <lists at localguru.de> wrote:

> That's why I want to reject it, but inform the recipient -
> not the sender - about the rejection.

I think this is a terrible idea for two reasons:

1) What is the recipient supposed to do with the notification?  Most
recipients are not technically savvy and are more likely to panic than
do anything else.

2) Unless you do some sort of rate-limiting, a poor recipient may find
herself swamped with emails to the effect "You almost received a
virus, but we cleverly stopped it!"

IMO, REJECT is the way to go.  In the 99.99% of cases where it was a virus,
nobody will see the failure notification... but nobody needs to.  In the
rare case of a false-positive, the sender will see the failure notification
and can pursue further action.



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