On Apr 4, 2008, at 2:42 PM, Matt Sergeant wrote:
On 4-Apr-08, at 5:36 PM, Steve Atkins wrote:
It's the eicar problem.
Yes. Note that years ago I created GTUBE for this exact problem for
content filters. Unfortunately to this day I think only SpamAssassin
(and MessageLabs filters) detects it:
Yup, GTUBE is perfect for content filters, but I'd be nervous about
putting it into a DNS query, as some of the characters are unfriendly
to naive stub resolvers.
But I've found GTUBE *extremely* useful for sanity checking my
spamassassin installation, and that's the main reason that I think
that something that really is a domain, and so which can be used as
part of a test message to check an entire filtering system in addition
to being used as a liveness check for lists would be valuable.
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