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[Full-Disclosure] Re: Why are postmasters distributing the MyDoom virus?
Date: Sat Feb 07 2004 - 15:34:11 CST
On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 02:15:43PM -0500, Richard M. Smith (rmscomputerbytesman.com) wrote:
> Perhaps these postmasters need to review
> their bounce message policies and remove all attached files from messages
> being bounced.
Since it is well known that virii forge From headers the better policy
adjustment would be to NOT bounce virii messages at all. The Anti-Virus
companies are certainly well aware of it as it is a characteristic
described in their alerts.
Many of these bounces triggered by virii are nothing less then a spam
opprotunity for the A-V software company. There is no "opt-out"
from these spam messages. This would seem to be a clear violation of
Some sites have implemented various schemes to reject virii at the smtp
level. See nanog mail archives for recent threads dealing with this and
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