Scanning Rules

Marco Obaid marco at MUW.EDU
Thu Jun 5 17:43:24 IST 2003

Good day everyone,

I just created a scanner machine (mail gateway) for the purpose of taking a lot
of load off the main mailserver.

Now that the mail is flowing between the gateway and the main mailserver, I
would like to tell MailScanner on the main mailserver to *not* scan outgoing
mail or mail coming from the mail gateway and *only* scan mail sent/received
for local users or coming from the internal network.

Note: main mailserver is
      mail gateway is

In my /etc/MailScanner/rules/virus.scanning.rules, I have set this:

FromOrTo: no
FromOrTo: default yes

In my /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules, I have set this:

FromOrTo: yes
FromOrTo: default no

Am I on the right track?!!!

I just don't want the main mailserver to re-scan something already scanned by
the gateway machine.


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