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Re: Mobile code security (was Re: rr style scanning of non-customers)
From: Jack Bates <jbates () brightok net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 17:26:15 -0500


Paul Vixie wrote:

"text based" is not what i'd require.  "professional grade" is the right term.
that can be anything from "xmh" to "eudora" as long as it was written to stand
up to the worst the internet is capable of delivering to it.  "text based" is
my own preferred crutch but you don't need "text based" to get "professional
grade".

Is there a reason everyone leaves out poor lil' Mozilla which, while having a few quirks now and then, far out-performs the M$ code. Let's see. Better built in filtering (especially with imap), good thread support, support for simple html to allow partial rendering without setting off those spy tags, and the list goes on.

you sure as hell need to be able to look at them, and to know they're present.
bouncing them or stripping them are signs of extreme ignorance/irresponsibility
and the people who sell/buy/deploy/whatever the technology that strips or
bounces mime attachments "because of what they might contain" should get a
clue.

Ignorance is the commonality of the Internet.


-Jack


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