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Re: Spammers watching this user forum
- From: Andrew DeFaria <ADeFaria at Salira dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 11:10:22 -0700
- Subject: Re: Spammers watching this user forum
- References: <3F17DD1F.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Earnie Boyd wrote:
Please consider not ``bouncing'' SPAM. There have been various DoS
type virus that send email with fictitious headers. When you bounce
that type of SPAM then you are participating in the DoS. The bounce
doesn't even reach the actual sender, it reaches the fictitious
sender. Now that fictitious sender has the potential of being
infected with the DoS virus and further participating in the DoS. So
if your email server filters capture a virus, just delete it and don't
bounce it, please.
Don't know of many scenerios where simply receiving an email spreads a
virus. Usually you have to use a non secure email client and do
something dumb like open an attachment.
(Don't most MTAs have builtin throttling to avoid or nullify such DoS
attackes via SMTP?)
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