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Re: RFC: virus handling
Thomas Zehetbauer wrote:
> 1.1.) Configuration
> Unless the virus scanner provides special handling for worms and virii
> which knowingly use a faked sender address
I think that virus scanners SHOULD provide some sort of information on
the reliability of headers and SMTP envelope of the virus e-mail and act
I use amavisd-new which has support for listing viruses/worms that fake
the sender's email address. Unfortunatelly the list is external to the
actual virus scanner and has to be updated manually.
This is a major problem, since the administrators are often (an with
good reason) not responsive enought with the rapid floods like the one
we saw recently.
> it should not send out notification messages unless the administrator has
> been warned that these notification messages may not reach the intended
> recipient and has still enabled this feature.
I would say that a virus scanner SHOULD NOT send notifications unless it
has informations on the reliability of the sender's e-mail address.
> 1.2.) Format
> These messages cannot be easily filtered because they come in many
> different formats and do often not contain any useful information at
They could be formatted with a message/delivery-status part but the
problem wouldn't exist at all if all the notifications are sent to the
real infected recipient.