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Re: Open Letter to D-Link about their NTP vandalism
Hi Matt- On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Matthew Black wrote:
Absolutely not. I was responding to the suggestion that it's a good idea to silently drop mail which you have accepted with a 2xx SMTP rcode.Are you suggesting that we configure our e-mail servers to notify people upon automatic deletion of spam?
I disagree. If your system cannot make content-based decisions on whether to accept mail until "later", it is broken by design.Frequently, spam cannot be properly identified until closure of the SMTP conversation and that final 200 mMESSAGE ACCEPTED..
.or do you think that TCP/IP connection should be held open until the message can be scanned for spam and viruses just so we can give a 550 MESSAGE REJECTED error instead of silently dropping it?
absolutely. is that actually a problem, today, in 2006?
once again, I never advocated the generation of any such retarded blowback.Because most spam originates from a bogus or stolen sender address, notification creates an even bigger problem. What's next: asking for permission to hang up on telemarketers?
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