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Re: Recording the return path (was Re: Clueless anti-virus products/vendors)

  • From: Per Heldal
  • Date: Mon Dec 12 09:54:43 2005


On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:18:07 +0000, Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com said:
[snip]
> This whole discussion centered around the fact that
> innocent 3rd parties with no ability to act, were being
> sent large volumes of notifications. Once you remove the
> innocent 3rd party from the equation, the shape of the
> problem is quite different.
> 
> I agree that notices should not be sent to addresses that
> are likely to be forged because then innocent 3rd parties
> are being spammed. However that does not mean that all 
> notifications are bad.
> 

It still doesn't make sense to send notification in any form other than
a "5xx stuff your malware..." response. Any MTA-admin with half a clue
seeing lots of such in the logs for outbound messages should know what
to do.

//per
-- 
  Per Heldal
  heldal@eml.cc





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