How do I release quarantined mail

Dustin Baer dustin.baer at IHS.COM
Tue Jun 24 15:09:10 IST 2003

"Plant, Dean" wrote:
> Can someone please advise the best way to release quarantined mail from MailScanner.
> The mails are stored in html format in /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/{date}/{mesg id}

If it isn't infected, you can zip it, uuencode it and send it back
through MailScanner.  Then all the recipient should need to do is unzip

$ cd /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/[DATE]/[MSG ID]
$ zip [MSG ID].zip *[MSG ID]
$ uuencode [MSG ID].zip [MSG | mailx -s "Requested zipped up
version of [MSG ID]" [EMAIL ADDRESS]

Example (probably need to do this as root):

# cd /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/20030624/h5ODdpEY002821
# zip *h5ODdpEY002821
# uuencode | mailx -s "Requested
zipped version of h5ODdpEY002821" blah at

Dustin Baer
Unix Administrator/Postmaster
Information Handling Services
15 Inverness Way East
Englewood, CO 80112

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