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

2004-03-26 02:34:35

Daryl Odnert writes:
But why should the SMTP protocol preclude server implementations from performing local policy analysis after the message has been accepted from the client?

Because if you want to give an error message to the party who actually sent you the email, you have to talk to that SMTP client. (Even that's not a sufficient condition, merely a necessary one.)