How do I release quarantined mail

Dustin Baer dustin.baer at IHS.COM
Tue Jun 24 15:13:44 IST 2003

Dustin Baer wrote:
> "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
> it:
> $ 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

Uh...actually...nevermind.  I was thinking of just sending attachments
through in that manner, i.e. zipping/uuencoding the attachment, not the
whole df/qf message.  SORRY!

If the email is not infected, just put it in /var/spool/mqueue and let
it go.


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