For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a rel iable transport medium.

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at CI.JUNEAU.AK.US
Tue Feb 10 19:49:25 GMT 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>It's not the contents that are the problem, it's the quantity. Have you
>ever been on the receiving end of a joe-job attack? Or have
>you ever been the software author that has to put up with the personal
>abuse and physical threats mailed to you every week by the poor innocent
>victims of joe-jobs?

Don't get me wrong, as I fully agree w/you Julian, but I wonder if the
default footer in the reports isn't somewhat to blame.  I went though all of
mine and put in stuff that pertains to my domain, and postmaster address.
It may be though that some newcomers to MailScanner leave the default
verbiage in there, thus insuring that it looks at first blush like
MailScanner the "entity" is doing the filtering, not MailScanner the program
running on a gazillion different mail hosts all over the planet.  Sorta like
Postini does.

So here's a feature request:  Make the reports footer a macro.  Then, the
MailScanner administrators can just rewrite that info once, and have it
appear in all reports.  This would also make upgrades a lot easier as we
wouldn't get .rpmnew copies sitting there which are identical except for the
footer.  You, of course, *might* see a degradation of wayward ire over time
as people put postmaster at theirdomain in the footer rather than a bunch of
stuff that targets MailScanner.

>I think your stance might change *real* fast if you had to
>deal with this.
>If you like, I'll start redirecting all my abusive email to you :-)

Now there's an option! <g>

Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Administrator, Mail
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500

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