Home page logo
/

nanog logo nanog mailing list archives

Re: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?
From: Joe Maimon <jmaimon () ttec com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 09:25:58 -0400




Patrick Muldoon wrote:

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

On Thursday 21 August 2003 12:08 am, David Schwartz wrote:
        One of my pet peeves is anti-virus programs that detect a virus by name,
so they should know that it always spoofs the sender address, still sending
messages referring to the "message you sent". I wonder if people receive
those, scan for viruses, and then when they don't find one, do one of the
following:

        1) Take their computer to a computer store and pay for needless 'repairs',
or

        2) Reinstall/reformat rather than take chances.

        3)Call up their Geeky son and panic...
<rant>
On this subject, my major pet peeve would be that at least 85% of the bounce messages that I have seen coming back here, don't contain enough information to figure out where the Original Message

<snip>
Amavis sends back in the notification message the original message's headers (plus more if you wish).
amavis-new has templates and such.

You would think other people who pay their developers nice sums of money could do the same.



  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault