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NFR Wizards Archive: Re: Screening Outgoing Mail for Content

Re: Screening Outgoing Mail for Content


Wilson Roberto Afonso (wilsonzaz.com.br)
Wed, 05 Aug 1998 14:39:18 -0300


On Tue, 04 Aug 1998 21:38:16 -0400, "Perry E. Metzger" <perrypiermont.com> wrote:
>
> The screening problem is "AI complete". That is, it requires full AI
> to detect sufficiently evil violators -- if even that would work.
> [...]
> If the user is sophisticated, forget having even hand screening
> work. If hand screening won't work, what will?

On the other hand, if you are paranoid/determined enough, you might just
block whatever you cannot screen. So, binary attachments are out, just
as uuencoded files etc. If you're not sure it's safe to go, it does not
go. Might still not be a 100% safe without hand screening, though.

-Wilson



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