[nSLUG] smtp relay through eastlink and ESET Nod32 tagline = disappearing email

Ian Campbell ian at slu.ms
Fri Oct 30 14:41:04 ADT 2009

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 11:00:40AM -0300, D G Teed wrote:
> At my work, we bounce - reject - email which fails reputation look ups,
> RDNS, etc.

I hope you're only bouncing for checks carried out during the SMTP

Accepting mail for delivery and then bouncing is a no-no.

> Spam is simply tagged for recipients to filter.  Only viruses are not
> delivered nor bounced.  Even with viruses, the recipient gets an email
> that an email was going to be delivered to them and is now quarantined.

I greatly appreciate when admins do that on networks I use. Bonus
points if they make the scoring available, rather than a binary
spam/ham header.

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