Transparently disinfecting attachments

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Dec 17 20:30:31 GMT 2002

At 20:21 17/12/2002, you wrote:
>On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 18:47, Julian Field wrote:
> > At 17:15 17/12/2002, you wrote:
> > >I may be missing something obvious, but with MailScanner 4.10-1 and
> > >f-prot, is there any way to disinfect a file (e.g. a word document) and
> > >put it back into the email rather than emailing the disinfected one
> > >seperately?
> > >
> > >(hope I made enough sense then :)
> >
> > I intentionally didn't do this. I'm not sure entirely why, but I did have a
> > very good reason at the time. For one thing it makes management aware that
> > MailScanner has fixed the problem for them, and advertising gently to one's
> > PHBs is usually a good idea, makes them want to carry on paying you :-)
>Very true, but wouldn't adding in an extra attachment just before it do
>the job just as well? :)
>I have to admit that the current way works fine, but I'm planning on
>using it to virus scan email for customers, so transparent is good from
>that point of view (as long as you tell them that you did something

It's quite a major structural change in the code, so I'm a bit reluctant to
do it.

>But thanks for a great product :)

Julian Field
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