How do I release quarantined mail

Plant, Dean dean.plant at ROKE.CO.UK
Tue Jun 24 15:38:28 IST 2003

Dustin Baer wrote:
> 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.
> Dustin

The format of the mail files in /var/spool/mqueue is a single df/qf
file per message but in the quarantine folder each message is
represented by a directory with an html file indside. How do I
convert these files so it can be moved into /var/spool/mqueue.

Thanks for your help


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