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Re: Do the must 'bounce' rules need to be relaxed for virus infected messages?

2004-03-23 15:53:54

False positives are the difficulty.


The essense of the original proposal would be this wording:

  If a MAIL FROM address is known to be forged, a bounce MUST
  NOT be sent to that forged address.

well, I'd probably say SHOULD NOT, but I think that's the basic idea.

I suppose we could leave "is known to be forged" as an exercise
for the reader.

I have doubts about that. I've seen too many bogus spam detection algorithms. I don't want to encourage silent discarding of mail based on bogus criteria. and it's very difficult to define what reasonable criteria would be.