Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Nov 10 15:39:31 GMT 2002

At 15:32 10/11/2002, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
>>At 22:24 09/11/2002, you wrote:
>>>I've recently installed version 4 from a tarball on a Solaris U10,
>>>and I just wanted to point out that
>>>1. The script Sophos.install uses linux names for
>>>the compressed tarball and tarball variables.
>>I should probably just put in Linux and non-Linux versions of it. I'll
>>a look.
>>>2. Given the changes in the filesytem hierarchy
>>>under the quarantine directory and the new naming
>>>convention for spam files saved there, the script df2mbox
>>>no longer works correctly.
>>Please try the attached one and let me know if it works okay or not. None
>>of my servers here quarantine spam (for legal reasons).
>Well the directory part seems right, but since I moved to v4
>all the messages under spam begin with gA... .

You need to be storing the quarantine files in "raw queue files" format

# When you quarantine an entire message, do you want to store it as
# raw mail queue files (so you can easily send them onto users) or
# as human-readable files (header then body in 1 file)?
Quarantine Whole Messages As Queue Files = yes

Otherwise there is no need to use the df2mbox script at all, as the
quarantined files are already readable whole messages.
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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