Subject Line Changes

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Nov 28 18:27:12 GMT 2002

At 18:16 28/11/2002, you wrote:
> > >
> > >Also, different subject lines for iframe messages and different ones for
> > >blocked file types.
> > >
> > >Again this is just to the admin, the messages to the user are fine.
> >
> > That's a whole lot harder to write. Currently I don't make any real attempt
> > to reliably extract the virus name from the virus scanner output. It would
> > be a lot of work to do this, when you can easily just filter or process the
> > body. Remember this would have to work for 14 different scanning
> engines :-(
>Well, currently there is some logic to enable the 'silent virus' feature.

And it's very simple, too. Not half as clever as most people think it is,
but if/when it fails it cannot fail in a dangerous way.

>How about subject line for file attachment rejections, a subject line for
>iframes, a subject line for silent virii and another for non silent virii

I guess I could do that. What would it do when there is more than 1 reason
for the generation of the notice?
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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