Can I inform recipients about a quarantined virus?
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Tue Dec 2 14:33:34 GMT 2008
Ugo Bellavance wrote on Tue, 02 Dec 2008 08:09:35 -0500:
> You can do it but it is a very bad idea, as a lot of viruses are sent
> with forged address.
It might be a bad idea, but I can't see why it should be a bad idea for
this reason. It's obvious that you don't want to alert faked *senders*,
but he asked about recipients. In my eyes it doesn't make sense to inform
recipients of a *detected* virus either, but it may make sense to notify
*recipients* of "other bad content" (only if it didn't get detected as a
virus at the same time) as it may actually be something they wanted to
receive. Actually, I wouldn't be sure how to handle that if I wanted to.
Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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