Silent virus list, was: Palyh-A virus

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon May 19 21:48:47 IST 2003

At 21:37 19/05/2003, you wrote:
>In my (corporate) environment the most important thing is that we (the
>support team) get notified when a virus email originates from within our
>ip block.  Now if there was a way to alter the subject of the postmaster
>virus notification when it refers to a local IP that would be great.  I
>appreciate this may be complicated by the fact that postmaster
>notifications can contain information about a whole batch of messages
>(although personally I rarely see more than one in a block).

Make the "languages.conf" entry point to a ruleset instead of just to the
file. Set up 2 different languages.conf files in the ruleset, like this:
FromOrTo:       123.456.
FromOrTo:       default         /etc/MailScanner/reports/en/languages.conf

Then change the "NoticeSubject" entry in internal.languages.conf.

Should do exactly what you need.

>On Mon, 2003-05-19 at 21:23, Remco Barendse wrote:
>If you are a hoster you will know by the ip block the virus came from?
>On Mon, 19 May 2003, Richard Siddall wrote:
> > Julian Field wrote:
> > > Overall, I think we all need to move to a setup where we do sender
> > > for people on our site/domain and don't bother informing the rest of
> > > world at all.
> >
> > If you're in the web hosting business, is there a difference?  How do
> > you determine whether the virus has come from a customer, a customer's
> > client, or just a visitor to a customer's web site?
> >
> >         Richard.
> >
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