[ILUG] yet more procmail
kenn at bluetree.ie
Thu Apr 15 20:24:18 IST 2004
> My 100% open source system uses clam anti virus along with trashscan.
> When a virus is sent into my system trashscan is invoked via a procmail
> The person who sent a virus is sent an email notifying them of this fact.
Don't do this. At all. Don't even try to notify the sender.
While it may have made sense a few years ago to do this, these
days most viruses fake the sender, often using a real, valid
email address. So you'll end up either notifying nobody
(as in your current problem), or you'll notify some innocent
Have you noticed emails arriving at ilug at linux.ie warning about
message that ilug at linux.ie supposedly sent that contained
viruses? Please don't contribute to this by notifying
Just drop the message completely.
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