Youn Gonzales ispmgr at CLAS.NET
Thu Feb 21 00:00:19 GMT 2002

Did I miss something or is mailscanner no longer logging "is spam" and
"viruses in" information to the maillog file?

Youn Gonzales
System Administrator
Comptia A+, Network+, INET+,
Cisco CCNA/CCDA Certified Technician
Microsoft Certified Professional

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Field" <jkf at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: mailscanner.conf

> At 05:07 20/02/2002, you wrote:
> >I've been having a look through mailscanner.conf and have noticed that
> >are a few things that can be changed.  Is there any need to change this
> >file?  A few of the things I've seen are "Expand TNF = yes" now on this
> >it says that for Sophos it should be set to no, given that Sophos appears
> >be the default scan engine, wouldn't it make more sense for this to
> >to no?
> No, I intentionally left "Expand TNEF = yes" even though the default
> scanner (Sophos) doesn't *need* it. Very simple reason: someone comes
> wanting to use a different virus scanner, they have to change 1 less
> to make it work, which is very useful if they aren't going to bother
> reading the entire config file. If they use Sophos and don't notice the
> "Expand TNEF" option, then setting it to "yes" won't do any harm, it will
> just waste some CPU cycles.
> If you left it set to "no" with a virus scanner other than Sophos, then
> things would appear to be working when in fact they weren't properly
> working at all. Very dangerous situation, that.
> A lot of people only touch the little bits of the config file they need
> to get it working. Most people don't appear to read the whole thing.
> >   Also, there is a "Local Domains =" variable, does this need to be
> >set, what does it do?
> RTM.
> --
> 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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