Feature suggestion...

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Feb 3 02:18:58 GMT 2003

I've just re-read all the code concerned with this, and found the reason I
haven't done it before. The complication is that a message batch can
generate several notices, each of which needs to go to a combination of
notice recipients. Any individual notice may go to several recipients. But
also many notices will go to the same recipient. So building the list of
notices along with all the relevant headers is not trivial.

Let's say you specified notice N1 for message M1 and notice N2 for message
M2, using a ruleset to select the different notice template files. But then
you also specify the same notice recipient to both M1 and M2.
Then what do you send to the notice recipient? The notice N1 or the notice
N2 or both?

The only way I have seen of solving this is to only have 1 virus report in
each notice. On a vaguely busy server this will create considerably more
mail just generating reports and not pumping real mail for customers.

I can't reduce it to only allowing 1 template for notices instead of being
able to change it via a ruleset. There are users out there who already have
a need for multiple notices, which are currently handled by being able to
change the notice signature with a ruleset.

Anyone got any ideas on how I might solve this one?

At 01:59 03/02/2003, you wrote:
>At 00:32 03/02/2003, you wrote:
>>(I can't think of any way to do this right now without modifying the MS
>>code - if I've missed it please let me know! - I'm running 4.10 but I
>>can't see anything like this in the 4.11 or 4.12 changelogs)
>>I was wondering if it was possible for the postmaster report to be
>>included in the reports directory and configurable via the conf file.  I
>>would like to see this because I would then be able to filter virus emails
>>against a list of internal servers (IP's) using a ruleset so that outgoing
>>viruses would trigger a different report (and I can put things like
>>importance: high in the headers for the benefit of Outlook!)  I can
>>already use a ruleset to send reports of locally originating viruses to a
>>wider set of people, but I'd like to change the text too.

Julian Field
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

More information about the MailScanner mailing list