Why is MS doing spam checks first?

Alex Neuman alex at NKPANAMA.COM
Sat Dec 3 20:03:23 GMT 2005

I use clamav-milter to do it and it works like a charm. MailScanner
rarely, if ever, sees a virus; and when it does then either BitDefender
or whatever picks up the slack.

On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 18:51 +0000, Julian Field wrote:
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> Remco Barendse wrote:
> > That's why I thought it would be nifty if the scanning order would be 
> > user settable. I know that I will never get more mail than this but 
> > virusscanning first could take out the really nasty peaks in traffic 
> > we are seeing now.
> Unfortunately this is really awkward in the current architecture, and 
> isn't a practical proposition without serious amounts of work on my part 
> (weeks worth). Sorry, the current architecture was not designed with 
> this in mind. It may sound like a simple switch, but its not, 
> unfortunately. I had to make a few basic assumptions when designing it, 
> and this was one of them.
> I'm sure it would be better if the whole thing was built from some kind 
> of trendy plug-in modular architecture, like Apache, but that's beyond 
> my programming experience and knowledge. I'm not a computer scientist or 
> a professionally trained programmer, I'm entirely self-taught.
> - -- 
> Julian Field
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