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Re: SMTP store and forward requires DSN for integrity (was Re:Cluelessanti-virus )
- From: Edward B. Dreger
- Date: Sat Dec 10 12:11:13 2005
DO> Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 15:08:49 -0800
DO> From: Douglas Otis
DO> This is a third-party acting in good faith, albeit performing a check better
DO> done within the session. In your view, there is less concern about delivery
DO> integrity, and so related DSNs should be tossed. Being done within the
DO> session would be ideal, of course. When their architecture does not support
Let's use some hyperbole:
Say that the latest megaworm chucks out spam at speeds resembling SQL
Slammer. The return-path specified is your email address. Millions of
MXes send _you_ bogus DSNs "in good faith".
Is this acceptable? If not, where do you draw the line -- and does that
line apply to others, too?
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