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Re: w3 under development or not?


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: w3 under development or not?
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 13:43:44 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (usg-unix-v)

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, address@hidden wrote:

>>>>> Ted Zlatanov writes:
> 
>     Ted> This is a really dangerous recommendation.  If you just
>     Ted> want to eliminate executable attachments, which you seem to
>     Ted> be trying to do, use something like this Procmail recipe:
> 
>     Ted> or install a program designed for that purpose,
>     Ted> e.g. SpamAssassin.  
> 
> Are those tools able to delete on the server?  If so, and they work
> on windows, and are fairly simple to set up, I'll have a look.

There are many, many such tools.  For Unix mail servers the options
are plentiful and a simple web search will turn them up.  I don't use
Windows mail servers but I'm sure similar tools exist for them.

>     Ted> are you sure you will never want to find out about security
>     Ted> packages, or receive mail from people at Microsoft?
> 
> On this particular account, I'm positive.

I think that's pretty dangerous, but it's certainly your prerogative
to block mail from anyone.  Recommending that to a newsgroup,
however, merits a little more explanation :)  Generally, solutions
that are manually maintained tend to fall behind the spam - you're
trying to block yesterday's spam.  It may work, but it's a lot of
effort.

Ted


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