Hi Marvin, I was thinking the same thing today: it's really a bad idea.
I'm now thinking of
- allways dropping the entire message if it contains : .pif .ocx etc (with
a note to syslog)
- virus check attachments (.exe .com .doc etc) and drop attachment if it
contains a virus, and then bounce back to the (probably faked) original
sender, with a note attached clearly explaining why he/she recieves this
thanks for responding,
> I wouldn't do this - in case of a virus the "from" address would most
> likely be spoofed - thus you'd be bouncing email back to somebody who
> didn't send it. And if you bounce the entire email back (including
> attachments) to a server that does the same thing you're trying to do,
> you'll end up with email bouncing back and forth. Or worse, if you
> bounce the email back to someone who didn't send it in the first place,
> you're just spreading the virus further. :-\
> If you're trying to simply send a text email such as "sorry, this server
> does not accept certain types of attachments" back then this would
> probably be more acceptable and I am sure it can be done, although I
> don't know how.
> B. van Burk wrote:
>>I'd like to bounce email (back to the sender 5.7.1) based upon attachment
>>type. (.pif .dll .vbs) etc. Is this possible (to implement)?