Frustration with spurious posts.

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Sun Jul 6 04:38:19 CEST 2003


Alan Kennedy <alanmk at hotmail.com> schreef:

> Bringing an end to the problem would probably involve a fairly
> substantial admin effort on the part of the python.org admins.

No, it's the admins that run an antivirus on their mail server or the users 
that use broken anti-virus/anti-spam tools that should fix their system.  
It's plain stupid and irresponsible to bounce or send a mail back to a 
*forged* and often randomly shuffled "From:" address, doubling or tripling 
the mail traffic generated by the virus itself.  :-(

(I have even seen one system "bouncing" virus mails with the attachment 
included, sending the virus to an innocent user...)

-- 
JanC

"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving."
RFC 1958 - Architectural Principles of the Internet - section 3.9




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