How to *not* scan outgoing messages?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jan 28 09:04:52 GMT 2003

At 09:00 28/01/2003, you wrote:
> >
> > Reading the MailScanner FAQ, I notice Julian talking about
> > scanning email
> > leaving one's site (question 7, "There seem to be long
> > delays". My question
> > is, can I disable scanning (for spam and virii) of messages that are
> > leaving our site?
> >
> > I couldn't find anything in mailscanner.conf that strictly
> > forbids scanning
> > in either direction (i.e. incoming or outgoing), so if y'all
> > could help me
> > out that would be great!
>Virus Scanning = /etc/MailScanner/rules/virusscan.rules
>in MailScanner.conf, then create /etc/MailScanner/rules/virusscan.rules
>with the following entries
>From:  default  yes
>From:  *@yourdomain.tld no

Problem with this is that it won't scan internal mail (i.e. mail which is
 From and To your domain).

>(You can add multiple domains as extra lines)
>From:  default  yes
>From:  no
>Where is the IP of an internal machine sending mail out
>through the mailscanner (IMHO this is better because you risk letting in
>mail with a spoofed sender in the first option)


>To: *@yourdomain.tld   yes
>To:  default            no
>Which you choose largely depends on your sites setup and which is best for
>you - take your pick  (see the README and EXAMPLES files in
>/etc/MailScanner/rules for more info)
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