rant about anti-virus and spam, MS flamed

Rose, Bobby brose at MED.WAYNE.EDU
Wed Jan 28 23:16:36 GMT 2004

But the default option in MailScanner is All-Silent for many versions

Remember how sendmail used to be distributed with anti-relay off by
default.  And years after the newer versions had it on by default, you
still had *nix vendors shipping the old versions on their system and
also had sendmail start on boot.  

-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
Behalf Of Jeff A. Earickson
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 5:00 PM
Subject: rant about anti-virus and spam, MS flamed




MailScanner is torched about halfway down, along with every other
anti-virus thingee out there.  The guy has a half a point.  As well as
retiring the bounce option maybe Julian should consider making the
"Silent Virus"
the only option in the next MS.

(rant found by way of www.fark.com, the best "news"
source on the Internet).

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

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