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Re: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?

  • From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain
  • Date: Wed Aug 20 11:45:46 2003

On Wednesday 20 August 2003 10:25, Joe Maimon wrote:
> Considering the amount of email traffic generated by responding to
> forged  virus laden email from culprits like sobig should email virus
> scanning systems be configured to send notifications back to sender or not?

Absolutely not.  My spam filters are handling the original spam fine but I am 
getting tons of responses to email I didn't send in the first place.  It's 
legitimate email from legitimate sources so the filters don't catch it but it 
is garbage nonetheless.

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