jseymour Posted June 28, 2005 Share Posted June 28, 2005 Awhile back, I posted a query about Spamcop's incoming virus filters catching (and silently discarding) phishing attempts. This was confirmed by the support folks. While this is annoying, it's not a huge deal. I keep copies of all email that my system forwards to spamcop, so I can manually drop the phishes into my "Held Mail" folder and then report them. It's an extra step - but it doesn't happen often enough to be a major hassle. However, today, a friend sent me a forwarded, tasteless picture that vanished into the Spamcop blackhole... My suspicion is that Spamcop's mail system decided it was a virus and silently deleted it, which begs the question: What criteria does Spamcop use for silently deleting a message? I understand (and agree) about deleting viruses - but this kind of false positive seems like something is misconfigured. (While the picture was tasteless, the message itself was harmless - a 2-part MIME message: one part plain text, the other part a JPG with a Michael Jackson joke). Additional technical details for those who care: I run two mail servers (one at home and one at work). Each system forwards certain messages to accounts at spamcop.net. In the case of my work email, Spamcop then filters the messages and returns the good ones back to a "secret" account on my mail server. This all works quite well - but outages in the past have made me paranoid, so I have a second copy of all such messages delivered to a special local holding account. The servers are running Mandrake Linux 9.1 and Postfix 2.0.6 and I have two different Spamcop accounts (one for each server). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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