Mailscanner not scanning attatchments

Julian Field jkf at
Tue May 14 17:28:00 IST 2002

At 17:01 14/05/2002, you wrote:
>   I edited the filename.rules.conf file and found out that it had some bad
>tabs in it.  When I did that and sent an executable by email it worked!.
>But I did the same thing today, after no changes to the configuration, and
>it's not working again.  where is the log for mailscanner again??

In your syslog's maillog.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
>Behalf Of Peter Peters
>Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 12:02 AM
>Subject: Re: Mailscanner not scanning attatchments
>On Mon, 13 May 2002 17:16:33 +0100, you wrote:
> >I edited the filename.rules.conf to not allow .exe files...
>Have you also edited the mailscanner.conf file to point to the correct
>Filename Rules     = /opt/mailscanner/etc/filename.rules.conf
> >if I do need some virus scanner to do this. I'd like to just use some
> >freebie one.
>We are testing f-prot and it works as a charme. We stopped the test
>however because on the test machine we seemed to lose messages. We want
>to investigate that first.
>Peter Peters
>senior netwerkbeheerder,  Centrum voor Informatievoorziening,
>Universiteit Twente,   Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
>telefoon: +31 53 489 2301, fax:+31 53 489 2383,

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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