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Re: Whence the spam/virus filter?
- From: Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:01:23 -0600
- Subject: Re: Whence the spam/virus filter?
- Original-to: do you like green eggs and spam?
- References: <email@example.com> <01f901c6ff5f$d2aa9b10$a501a8c0@CAM.ARTIMI.COM>
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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 sourceware.org!
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 sourceware.org are legitimately posting *Windows*
Anyway between your note to sourceware and me posting here, I'll feel
better that *someone* eventually will do something. Thanks.
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