For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a reliable transport medium.
dustin.baer at IHS.COM
Wed Feb 11 18:21:07 GMT 2004
Julian Field wrote:
> At 22:41 10/02/2004, you wrote:
> >Julian Field wrote:
> > >
> > > That will mean the bounce header name will have to be fixed and
> > > non-configurable. Which may be a good thing anyway. Slightly worried that
> > > it opens up an attack route though. Someone could pile in mail containing
> > > the bounce header, and you would quietly delete it. So someone could DoS
> > > your mail servers without you being able to work out why. Not sure I want
> > > to do that.
> > > Thoughts?
Dustin Baer wrote:
> >Rules can be written at the MTA level that can discard on a particular
> >header...with Sendmail, at least. Might be better to leave it up to the
> >MTA to discard, rather than potentially opening yourself to DoS.
> Very good idea.
> I have tagged all the subject lines in all the spam bounce
> reports, so you can just filter on Subject: which most people can work out
> how to do (either at MTA or MUA level).
It is a rock-and-a-hard-place scenario. If a receiving admin decides to
spam bounce a legitimate email, and the sending admin had decided to
discard based on header information, then nobody is made aware of
Kudos to you for trying to please everyone!
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