[Esa-l] Outgoing Mail

Lee Howard faxguy at deanox.com
Tue Aug 14 10:16:49 PDT 2001

At 06:49 AM 8/14/01 -0700, John D. Hardin wrote:
>On Mon, 13 Aug 2001, Lee Howard wrote:
>> And, my orignial comments were to say that IMHO to run an outbound
>> mail filter in addition to an antivirus program running on the
>> desktop is obsessive and wasteful in exchange for the very small
>> degree of added security it gives us.
>I disagree. I wish I'd had outbound filtering a few months back when
>one of my users get a virus from an attachment retrieved from a
>personal webmail service and unwittingly attacked a few of our

Just wait until one of your users gets hit with a mail worm, and they send
out 1,000 emails at once with the worm attached, and then your system
decides to send notifications to you and the sender.

Talk about DoS.  Talk about opening your system up to vulnerability...


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