MailScanner implementation

Rob Graves mailscanner at ROB-GRAVES.COM
Thu May 29 00:02:29 IST 2003

This is all very easy to do with the conf files and procmail (or mail
processing rules of your choice... 3rd party to MailScanner).

> Team:
> I have recently implemented MailScanner for our production mail
> envirorment
> as a pre-filter to our exchange server, and things are working well. I
> have
> spamassassin/spamassmilter, razor, pyzor, and dccm running well as well as
> ClamAV for the antivirus...
>, I want to begin my other words, I would like to change
> the behavior of MailScanner somewhat, as in the following:
> - inbound email hits the mailscanner box
> - mailscanner processes the inbound email (i.e. razor, pyzor, dccm,
> spamassassin, spammilter checks are run, as well as the av checks)
> -  IF the inbound mail hits the SA limit of say 5, then rather than
> rewriting the subjects and sending out the emails to the intended
> recipients, I would like MailScanner to simply place this "hot" email into
> a
> SPAMBOX, and not send out ANY emails.
> - IF the inbound mail is below the SA limit of 5, then go ahead and
> continue
> to process and send out the email, provided it didn't fail any other tests
> - I would like to do the same thing with antivirus emails, remove the
> offending virus into quarantine, and DO NOT mail out the email
> notification.
> - also I would like MailScanner to hit procmail FIRST before processing
> its
> files as normal. If it doesn't already.
> Otherwise, I will have to teach people how to write filters and rules
> within
> the Outlook exchange client, which I really don't want to do.
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> Michael Weiner
> Senior Systems Administrator/WebOps

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