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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] ezmlm has passed on a virus to me

Surely it is not too difficult to scan a failure message to look for 
strings containing things like parts of:
SMTP error from remote mailer after end of data:
   host mailstore1.secureserver.net []:
   554 The message was rejected because it contains prohibited virus or 
spam content
and decide it's not a good idea to include this material in another 
generated email.

Noah Slater wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 11:48:14AM -0600, Ron Catterall wrote:
>> I received the following from ezmlm about a bounced message.  The message was
>> bounced as it contained a virus (see below, some deleted to inactivate the
>> virus) If a message has been bounced as containing a virus, it is hardly
>> polite to wrap it up inside another email and make sure it gets delivered.
>> However no harm resulted on a Unix box, but quite possibly someone running
>> Windows might have received it.
> I have a feeling you're, unfortunately, ascribing far too much intelligence to
> modern email systems. How should it know what your SMTP reject message means?

Ron Catterall, Phd, DSc			ron@catterall.net
Prolongacion de Hidalgo 140		http://catterall.net/
San Felipe del Agua			tel: +52 951 520 1821
Oaxaca 68020 Mexico			fax: +1 530 348 8309

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