File layout

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Aug 23 20:12:49 IST 2002

At 19:43 23/08/2002, you wrote:
> >>First, is there a reason that the RPM doesn't use eg /etc/mailscanner for
> >>all the conf files instead of the current /usr/local/MailScanner/etc  ?
> >
> >Not particularly.
> >
> >>I can move the files and get it to work ok, but curious why it is
> >different to what I am used to.
> >
> >Just 'cause that's the way I built it :-)
>Hehehe, who can argue with that?   Any chance of a change?

I'll think about the layout before the new version appears. I've got a
contact at RedHat who will hopefully give me some advice on that.

>Suggestions, give MS the ability to clean up the quarantine dirs after x

What's wrong with
find /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine -type f -mtime +7 -exec /bin/rm -f {} \;

I would (vainly) hope that most mail sysadmins can do that... :-)

>Have 3 thresholds to mark as spam, store or delete, can't think of any
>other options that would be useful.

I was thinking of having n thresholds, but I can't figure out quite how.
Having 'high' and 'very high' thresholds will be a lot better than nothing
and should be do-able.

>Apart from that, this is a really excellent tool.

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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