Can I inform recipients about a quarantined virus?

Ugo Bellavance ugob at
Tue Dec 2 20:20:51 GMT 2008

Kai Schaetzl a écrit :
> 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.

Oh, my bad.  I thought he was asking about sender notification.


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