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

On Monday 01 December 2008 13:17, Ron Catterall wrote:
> 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

As someone else on the list has pointed out - that message was from your mail 
server.  It bounced the message back to our list server and gave that as the 
reason.  It's impossible to determine from that message alone exactly what it 
didn't like about the message, but it was neither spam or a virus.  It was 
instead a false positive.  Your mail administrators may have logs to 
determine exactly why that message was flagged, depending on how far back 
those logs go.

> The content does not look like spam content, I believed the message I
> got from exmlm (above), so I decided it was probably a virus.  It does
> not seem a good idea to send on content like that below.  Possibly it
> might be an image of some sort that I can't display.  Hardly relevant to
> the subject of the original post:  "Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] DocBook
> 4.5 -> DocBook 5

The content it showed was base64-encoded data.  Attachments are often encoded 
in base64, but so are messages sometimes.  That is especially common with 
HTML or RichText emails.  In this case, it appears it was necessary to 
properly represent the UTF-8 encoded message content in the email.

One way or another, it was not spam and it was not a virus.  If you want to 
find out why it bounced as such, your mail administrators who run that spam 
filter are the only ones who potentially have access to that information.

Neil Schelly, Senior Systems Administrator
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