On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 02:00:59PM -0400, Chuck Swiger wrote: > Warren Block wrote: > >What do people do for milter logging? A MAILER-DAEMON message for every > >virus caught by clamav-milter is a little annoying (both to the intended > >recipient and to postmaster), but I'm hesitant to just discard them.
clamav-milter logs what it does to syslog very effectively. The warning messages to postmaster aren't really necessary but for a low traffic site, they do give you some vicarious pleasure for a while. > Well, the standards (RFC-822/2822) are clear, but with the dawn of viruses > that forge sender addresses, creating bounces for viruses doesn't really do > anybody much good, either. > > Refusing to accept viral mail is the best option if you can; failing that, > I discard such messages. Frankly, I gave up bouncing viral mail after I > got tired of answering complaints when someone got a bounce from a > forgery... Yes -- rejecting the messages at the SMTP DATA stage is the way to go. Not that the virus mailers take the slightest bit of notice: half the time they've dropped the connection by the time the AV filter has done its thing. It's much more effective against spam e-mailers. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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