Scanning Rules

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Thu Jun 5 20:37:11 IST 2003

On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 17:43, Marco Obaid wrote:

>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?!!!

Yes, but I think theres an easier way to do it - if I understand
correctly you want to turn off all processing for mails from avsmtp01.

You also say that you don't want to scan main coming from the
mailscanner machine [you do mean originating from don't you?] - unless
you actually have something on that machine generating a lot of mail its
probably best to scan it anyway - you never know.  I notice your rules
don't attempt to do this, so I shan't either.

You can do this with one entry in MailScanner.conf and one ruleset


Virus Scanning = /etc/MailScanner/rules/virus.scanning.rules

in /etc/MailScanner/rules/virus.scanning.rules

From:   x.x.x.x no
FromOrTo:       default yes

where x.x.x.x is the IP address of avsmtp01 - you should use the IP
address rather than syntax to avoid nasty spammers and
viruses getting round mailscanner by spoofing things.  You use From
rather than FromOrTo because you can only match IP addresses by origin
not destination.  If you also want to avoid scanning mail going to that
machine then add...

To: no     no

to the ruleset above

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