Adding a mail header...

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jan 15 15:12:57 GMT 2003

At 14:55 14/01/2003, you wrote:
>--On Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:55 AM +0000 Julian Field
><mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
>>At 22:05 13/01/2003, you wrote:
>>>So, what I would like is to have a line like the following added to
>>>emails that are touched by MailScanner:
>>>  X-MailScanner-Information: <some URL or contact info>
>>Do you want this in messages which MailScanner was configured not to scan
>>as well as those it did scan?
>>Or do you want it only in messages which MailScanner was configured to
>>What does anyone else want?
>My guess is that if MailScanner is doing any checks of any kind, that it
>should stick in the header.  Even if we configured all the checks to be
>off (what, that would be Spam Checking, Spam Assassin, Virus Scanning,
>Filename Checking, Blacklist Lookups, anything else?), which means that
>MailScanner is just moving messages from the input queue to the output
>queue, that we should still have the header inserted.  If we didn't want
>that, we could comment out the "Information Header" config option and be
>done with it.

Done. Will be in the next version. It is simple to disable if you don't
want it (after all, how many users actually see X- headers these days?).

>You know, I am surprised that you don't have an X-MailScanner-Version
>header line in there.  :-)
>Anyways, I have been pleased with the ease of use for MailScanner, and
>feel I still have a lot to learn about it.  We are still fighting a lot
>of performance issues on our server, and we are still tracking it down.
>The server supports about 2000 concurrent users logging in and checking
>their email, and doing mail processing with spam/virus checking turned
>on just throws the server over the edge.  Of course, it doesn't help
>when we are delivering close to 50,000 emails in an hours worth of time
>either :-)
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