Re: [xml] mailing-list info ... again

Daniel Veillard wrote:
 yeah, the mailing-lists are again under hard virus/SPAM pressure,
more than a thousand virus mails got blocked overnight, unfortunately
a few made it to the lists :-(, but considering the volume I just
can't switch back to manual approval of valid posts. Sorry about that
I just hope not too many virus will made it, and if you didn't switched
to secure mail clients and platforms, please do so! At this rate mail
will simply become an unusable communication medium within a couple
of years :-(

You shouldn't bother with manual approvals in the future. If you would manually check every post when these storms come, you would be doing little else, we all know that. Most subscribers have filtering onsite anyway and they will probably catch whatever slips through the list.

During last 24 hours, 300+ infected emails have been sent to my email address. Roughly 70% of that volume I have as a courtesy of mail administrators. MTAs detect infected messages, wrap them in a won't-deliver report and then send that to the obviously forged From: address. A wondersome MTA setup. Exactly the turbocharge the worm needs to spread.

Whatever, what I wanted to say, I believe all subscribers agree that protecting them from email worms cannot be your responsibility. You have a good subscription system, you have done what you could. Nothing short of digital signatures would be more effective anyway. Hack in peace and let our mail filters do their part of the job.


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