Scan certain domains

Dan Cooper dcooper at UKMATRIX.NET
Thu Jun 27 18:38:36 IST 2002

Hi Rishi

I actually have it working now - it was my fault, I was rushing to test to
product. Rather than set up a couple of domains to point to the box, I
simply created and as subdomains of, pointing to the IP address of the box. Then I added to only, restarted mailscanner
and sent messages to both domains. They were both checked for viruses.

Upon setting up 2 domains properly to point to the mailserver (VIA MX
RECORDS) , and adding one to the file, the
correct one got scanned and the other was just placed in the mailbox without
being scanned.

One point that may be useful to others, is the message placed in the syslog
when emails arnt scanned is:

Jun 27 18:26:00 storm mailscanner[6618]: Forwarding 1 clean messages, 10300

which can be misleading. This message may or may not be clean, it hasnt been


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rishi Gangoly" <rishi at THEARGONCOMPANY.COM>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: Scan certain domains

> Are you running this on a Cobalt RaQ server? I am too and I never figured
> how to do it either. I was able to get it to work on a Redhat 6.2 server
> I figured it's something to do with the Cobalt and not Mailscanner.
> Regards
> Rishi
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dan Cooper
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:40 PM
> Subject: Scan certain domains
> Hi,
> Is it possible to make mailscanner only work on certain domains?
> Say a mailserver accepts mail for 100 domains, and you only want 10 of
> domains to be checked for viruses on incoming email - is that possible? I
> have tried this using the file, and enabled the
> in the mailscanner.conf file but am having no joy. The system works, but
> scans everything that comes in, for all domains.
> Mant thanks.
> Regards,
> Dan Cooper

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