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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 20:26:38 -0500 (EST)
From: "David F. Skoll" <>
To: Pavel Levshin <>
Cc: Thomas Zehetbauer <>,
Subject: Re: RFC: virus handling

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Pavel Levshin wrote:

> Antivirus software MAY be configured to send notifications to local senders
> and/or recipients, i.e. to domains which are handled by this server.
> Antivirus filtering software SHOULD NOT be configured to send out
> notifications to senders or recipients other than local, unless it
> distinguishes between faked and real addresses.

I would add:

"If anti-virus filtering software sends notifications to non-local
 recipients, then the sender address of the notifications MUST be an
 address that can be replied to, and this reply MUST reach a human

Rationale:  When my filtering software bounces all these stupid notifications,
I want a person to get stuck with all the bounce messages, thereby encouraging
him/her to turn off non-local notifications.


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