Sophos and Corrupt Files

Scott Adkins adkinss at OHIO.EDU
Thu Feb 6 15:03:01 GMT 2003


The patches worked great... so, for the time being, anything that comes
from Sophos labeled as "corrupt" will be passed through.  Obviously, this
isn't an ideal solution and we will continue to push on Sophos to get
better error messages returned from the attempted scans and to be more
tolerant of documents that may not fully follow the format specifications.


--On Wednesday, February 05, 2003 9:53 PM +0000 Julian Field 
<mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:

> At 20:25 05/02/2003, you wrote:
>> --On Wednesday, February 05, 2003 8:01 PM +0000 Julian Field
>> <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
>>> Many thanks for al that, it has given me some topics to think about.
>> No problem... any new developments will be passed along...
>>> I don't suppose they gave a reason as to why they never discuss these
>>> issues with me?
>>> I have asked to become a Sophos "partner" but have been ignored. They
>>> just don't want to talk to me, but are happy to blame me for problems
>>> caused by MailScanner/Sophos interaction.
>> No, they don't say anything, but we don't ask either... We could ask
>> them if they are planning on forming a partnershipt with you sometime
>> down the road and see what they say.
> That would be helpful, thanks. I would hope Sophos and I are in a position
> to be able to help each other.
> In the mean time, see what happens with the enclosed patches. One to
>, one to and one to MailScanner.conf.
> Please can only the people immediately involved with this problem try
> these out, I haven't had much of a chance to test this out, and it may
> not be needed in the end anyway.

      Scott W. Adkins      
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