MailScanner not removing virus even though it was found?

Giampiero Raschetti giampiero.raschetti at POPSO.IT
Fri Jul 11 08:04:18 IST 2003

Thanks to your work now it works here too.

I had read the warning line about McAfee but I didn't understand if the links
referred where those where the program reside or those where it was working on.

Anyway till last running release it had always worked with the link active
without any problem.... so why not now ?

Anyway now I had changed this in MailScanner.conf
# Set where to unpack incoming messages before scanning them
Incoming Work Dir = /home1/spool/MailScanner/incoming

And it works great !!

Thanks again Paul.

Paul Linton wrote:
> Solved.  It was simply a matter of trusting the documentation.  I had
> read, and ignored, the note about McAfee and symbolic links.  So my
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming option was really somewhere else.  Since
> McAfee was running fine and seeing viruses I didn't think this was an issue.
> After a LOT of debugging I tracked it down to the following line(s):
> lines 976-978
>   # McAfee prints the whole path as opposed to
>   # ./messages/part so make it the same
>   $lastline =~ s/$BaseDir//;
> Since I will be trying to keep my .conf files fairly consistent across
> domains I would like to change that line to be more forgiving.  If anyone
> is interested drop me a line and maybe we can convince someone to incorporate
> the change.
> - Paul
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 10:39:25PM -0400, Paul Linton wrote:
>>I have a brand new install of MailScanner/Spamassassin/McAfee.  Most
>>seems to be working fine, with the exception of virus removal.  MailScanner
>>calls McAfee and sees the virus, but then happily sends the message on, virus
>>and all, no warning to the recipient, etc.  Did I miss something in the .conf
> --
> Paul Linton      Systems Programmer       paul at
> UofK Department of Computer Science       (859) 257-3962

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