Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Apr 9 08:57:51 IST 2003

At 22:05 08/04/2003, you wrote:
>I sent this message a couple of days ago and got no reply...
>Can we easily identify which messages go in the mail headers and which don't?

Certainly in my original English version, there are comments that explain 
briefly where every entry is used.

>Shouldn't all the MailScanner.conf values at the bottom of this message have
>a default in language.conf?

Ideally yes. It's just that I wrote the language.conf file fairly recently 
and didn't want to move stuff that wasn't necessary.

>Will the chainsaw kill Batman and Robin?
>Can the Riddler get away with the money?
>Will Gotham City fall into the hands of the evildoers?
>Don't miss the next chapter, at the same bat-hour in the same bat-channel!!!

The caped crusader will survive! He will!!

>I started using the Spanish translations in my test environment and found a
>couple of problems...
>All the mailers I have (Pegasus & Outlook for windows, plain old "mail" and
>elm for linux) don't correctly interpret MIME header encoding for unknown
>headers (e.g. X-MailScanner-SpamCheck:), so they look awful when they are
>This doesn't lead to a clear solution, since you _do_ have to encode 8 bit
>headers, but I was wondering:
>Do all texts that go into headers come from the languages.conf file?
>Do all texts that are in the languages.conf file go into headers?
>If both are true, at least in Spanish, I could edit them so they _don't_ have
>8 bit characters, either by using other words or by, like in pre-MIME times
>replacing accented characters (or the infamous "ñ") by non-accented
>If one of the premises is not true, could you identify which are the
>words/phrases that go into the headers?
>Another one: shouldn't these settings (in MailScanner.conf) be commented out?
>and be defaulted from language.conf entries? This would help towards
>internationalization... obviously, if entries in MailScanner.conf would
>override the defaults:
>Clean Header Value       = Found to be clean
>Infected Header Value    = Found to be infected
>Disinfected Header Value = Disinfected
>Information Header Value = Please contact the ISP for more information
>Mariano Absatz
>El Baby
>"An idiot with a computer is a faster, better idiot"
>                                   -- Rich Julius

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