scanning precedence

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Apr 9 08:51:53 IST 2003

At 21:54 08/04/2003, you wrote:
>I have MailScanner configured to use SpamAssassin and Sophos
>and I'm unclear about the order of events.   Considering the recent
>performance issues with sweep, I'd like spam actions like delete to
>take precedence over and obviate the need for subsequent
>virus scanning.   Is this already the case?  Do we have this control?

In a batch of messages, there will always be some non-spam that needs
scanning, so you can't actually do this. However, if you use the
"sophossavi" scanner with the Perl-SAVI module, that avoids all the speed
problems with sweep anyway.
Julian Field
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