Sign Clean Messages
Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Wed Feb 26 16:10:02 GMT 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
> Sent: 26 February 2003 15:27
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Re: Sign Clean Messages
> It *should* already do it if you have
> # If this is "no", then (as far as possible) messages which
> have already
> # been processed by another MailScanner server will not have the clean
> # signature added to the message. This prevents messages getting many
> # copies of the signature as they flow through your site.
> # This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
> Sign Messages Already Processed = no
I'd seen that & do have that set, but as far as I can see it doesn't have the effect I'm looking for.
If I understand correctly this prevents multiple signatures being applied when one message passes through several MS severs on its journey. My issue is subtly different because I want to supress adding an extra sig each time a user replies to an email [NB we use MS on a border server - so this is only for mail exchanges with external bodies]. Presumably this isn't spotted by MS because it gets a new set of headers as it is (from the MTA's point of view) a new message. What happens is this...
I send mail to external person [sig added]
external person replies [includes my original email in their reply]
I reply to them [another sig added, even though there is already one in the body]
I'll reiterate that I don't consider this a bug - or even a limitation of MS, as I'm trying to use the Sign Clean Messages option for something different than what it was designed for. FWIW I think sign clean messages should sign again on replys when it is actually being used to indicate a message has been scanned, since a reply could conceivably introduce a virus - however thats not my situation.
Just for illustration purposes I've not trimmed the sigs from the message I'm replying to here...
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