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RE: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?
From: "John Ferriby" <john () ferriby com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 10:32:24 -0400
Considering the amount of email traffic generated by responding to
forged virus laden email from culprits like sobig should email virus
scanning systems be configured to send notifications back to
sender or not?
IMO: No. I have had around 200 of these alerts this morning alone,
most of which originate from POSTMASTER () somedomain which received
email using my forged address. I can't blithely ignore the
postmaster, but I'm sorely tempted to filter them.
Side note: I'm seeing about a 20x increase in smtp traffic over
the daily norm.