Silent virus list, was: Palyh-A virus

Tue May 20 11:54:54 IST 2003

On Mon, 2003-05-19 at 20:44, Julian Field wrote:
> At 20:22 19/05/2003, you wrote:
> >Julian Field wrote:
> >>Overall, I think we all need to move to a setup where we do sender warnings
> >>for people on our site/domain and don't bother informing the rest of the
> >>world at all.
> >
> >If you're in the web hosting business, is there a difference?  How do
> >you determine whether the virus has come from a customer, a customer's
> >client, or just a visitor to a customer's web site?
> I don't think there is a difference. The day will shortly arrive when we
> all just set
>          Warn Senders = no
> I have been anticipating this happening for a few months now. If most of
> the senders are fake anyway, there is no point in trying to warn them at
> all. Sad, but true :-(
> I'm not going to change the default value in the distribution yet, but it
> will happen one day soon.

I have to admit that from the time I first installed MS I've never
enabled the Warn Senders option, partially due to that and also to make
it lower maintenance keeping the list up to date.


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