Human factors... --- Next version

Julian Field jkf at
Fri Dec 7 12:17:33 GMT 2001

At 18:23 05/12/2001, you wrote:
>Inline Text Warning = Warning: This message has had one or more viruses
>removed by the University of Strathclyde Email Scanning System.  Please
>read the "VirusWarning.txt" attachment(s) for more information.  Contact
>the IT Services Helpdesk on the usual number to check the authenticity of
>this message.

I have just implemented support for multi-line "Inline Text Warning" and
"Inline HTML Warning" messages.

>I would like to be able to configure the name of the attachment with the
>warning in it, however ...

Just implemented that, too.

Changes for the next version include:
         Support for Command (CSAV) virus scanner
         Support for Inoculate-IT virus scanner
         Changes to debug logging to quieten down syslog
         Support for using Sophos's built-in (but undocumented) TNEF
decoding to improve reliability of scanning TNEF attachments from MS Outlook
         Multi-line inline message warnings
         Configurable "VirusWarning.txt" filename

Other changes planned include:
         Support for other virus scanners (if I can find them)
         Support for SpamAssassin spam detection
         Support for list of local domain names from which we will never
send cleaned up messages, just warn the sender instead. This saves face if
you are scanning outgoing mail and have an internal outbreak of a mail worm
that got in via some non-MailScanner route.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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