Scanning Rules

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jun 5 20:29:34 IST 2003

At 17:43 05/06/2003, you wrote:
>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.

To avoid possibilities of people forging the domain name in the mail they
are sending, make the rules include the IP address of the main gateway.

>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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Julian Field
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