Why is MS doing spam checks first?

David H. dh at UPTIME.AT
Thu Dec 1 12:35:40 GMT 2005

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Remco Barendse wrote:
> I am getting flooded with these stupid "you visit illegal websites" crap
> as well as the login/pass scam mails
> All are about 75 Kb in size and contain a zip file with an .exe
> The body of those mails is almost empty, there is just this one zip file.
> Still it is causing my mailserver to overflow and spamass starts to time
> out
> I would assume the zipfiles contain a virus / trojan, but why isn't MS
> doing virus and filename checks first? It would save a lot of cpu cycles

I am sorry to be an ass. But this has been discussed over and over again,
please check the archives of this mailing list and you shall be answered in
abundance :)


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