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Re: Whence the spam/virus filter?

Dave Korn wrote:
On 03 November 2006 15:36, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
There have been no fewer than *seven* (no, wait... nine? ten?)
virus-laden messages slip on the list in the past 24 hours. Am I
mis-remembering that we have spam (and /virus/) filters, or are they
letting things through?

I guess mostly I'm checking that someone is working on it, as the rate
of arrival is starting to get ridiculous.

I dropped a note to overseers but I imagine it's the us-uk time zone difference that's meant nobody's seen to it yet.

  Well, that plus wanting to be very very careful when adjusting the spam
filters on a machine as busy as!

True, but why aren't the *virus* scanners catching this? Or, "why do we not block all attachments of the form '.+<some image format>.+exe'? :-)

Arguably we should just bounce (with explanation) any .exe; that isn't unusual, and a real user can always drop it in a .zip/.tar.gz/etc (in the odd cases that are legitimately posting *Windows* executables).

Anyway between your note to sourceware and me posting here, I'll feel better that *someone* eventually will do something. Thanks.

"I don't question your existence -- God" (seen on a church billboard)

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