Attachments are not scanned - still is not rejecting denied extensions like .exe

Magda Hewryk MHewryk at SYMCOR.COM
Wed Jan 8 20:54:44 GMT 2003


I've changed config file for Scanning and Scanner's but still MailScanner
doesn't flag the email as "wrong attachment"

Virus Scanning = yes
Virus Scanners = none

#   mail -v mhewryk -s "report No. 5" < f-prot.exe

Jan  8 15:48:46 tonka MailScanner[6561]: New Batch: Scanning 1 messages,
28455 bytes
Jan  8 15:48:48 tonka MailScanner[6561]: Spam Checks: Starting
Jan  8 15:49:02 tonka MailScanner[6561]: RBL Check  timed out and was
killed, consecutive failure 1 of 7
Jan  8 15:51:07 tonka MailScanner[6561]: Virus and Content Scanning:
Jan  8 15:51:07 tonka MailScanner[6561]: Uninfected: Delivered 1 messages


Magda Hewryk
Mid-Range Systems
RSP:   905-273-1637
CELL:   416-948-4427

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> Some configurations from my MailScanner.conf
> =====================================
> Virus Scanning = no
> Filename Rules = /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.conf
> Quarantine Infections = yes
> Deleted Bad Filename Message Report =
> /etc/MailScanner/reports/en/deleted.filename.message.txt
> Stored Bad Filename Message Report =
> /etc/MailScanner/reports/en/stored.filename.message.txt
Virus Scanning = no turns off all processing of the messages.  I think you

Virus Scanning = yes
Virus Scanners = none

[The config files suggest you can turn off virus scanning by Virus Scanners
= sophos - but I suspect that's an error, maybe its fixed in 4.11?]

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