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Re: [anti-spam-wg@ripe.net] Antivirus bounces

  • From: Walter Ian Kaye < >
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 16:29:50 -0700

At 06:55p +0100 05/10/2004, Dave Wilson didst inscribe upon an electronic papyrus:

So I propose that our recommendation should not be to those who run mail servers, but should be to those who produce anti-virus and mail filtering software. I suggest this: that anti-virus software should, when flagging a mail as containing a virus, also indicate if the virus in question is known to forge headers.
I would like a standard header (or body text) which indicates that the message was bounced due to antivirus software, regardless of forging knowledge. I've already set up my filter rules to delete all such bounces, since it is 100% impossible for any virus to come from me; however, the wording of such bounces varies greatly so I'm always updating my filter rules.

This is not exactly UBE so is not entirely appropriate for RIPE-206.
It might fit in a slightly more general BCP.
Standardizing bounce messages for machine readability...


-Walter




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