how do you bypass virus scanning?

Sat Nov 15 01:51:57 GMT 2003

>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De : Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
>> Envoyé : Friday, November 14, 2003 6:26 AM
>> Objet : Re: how do you bypass virus scanning?
>> At 01:33 14/11/2003, you wrote:
>> >Is there a way to configure MailScanner such that emails
>> from a specific
>> >address (or keyword in subject line) by-pass the *virus*
>> scanner (but not
>> >Spam Filter) for one specific email account on my system?
>> Apply a ruleset to "Virus Scanning =".
>> Read /etc/MailScanner/rules/* for examples and docs.
>> Anyone out there fancy writing a little tutorial on rulesets please?
>> This question must get asked about 5 times every day.
> Hi,
>         I tried to write a simple tutorial for rules.  Please correct me
> as I havent written tons of those, and english is not my mother
> tonge.
> 1-for every setting that says: "This can also be the
> filename of a ruleset", you can create rules for specific
> users, domain, network (from or to).
> <ToDo> Any other actions or criterias (FromOrTo?)?
> 2-You just go to the setting you are looking for in
> /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf.  For example, lets' use the one called
> "High Scoring Spam Actions = ".
> 3-You put the path to the file of the ruleset you want to use
> (%rules-dir%/high.scoring.rules, for example.
> 4-You then create the file, and following the pattern in
> %rules-dir%/EXAMPLES, you build your rules.  You enter your criterias on
> the left side (Ex. To: and you enter what actions you want on
> the right (forward user at Don't forget to put a default entry.
> What you put on the right-hand side is what will replace the setting in
> MailScanner.conf, for this criteria.
> 5-Finally restart or reload MailScanner and test it out.
>> >I found the docs on how to "whitelist" a send in regards to
>> bypassing the
>> >spam filter, but nothing on how to bypass the virus filter.
>> >
>> >Ideally, i want to make the exception for just ONE recipient
>> on my system
>> >for just ONE sender, but I will take any suggestions.
>> >
>> >Thanks!
>> --
>> Julian Field
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>> PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC  7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654


Thanks for the input. I browsed the archives and didn't see this question
- perhaps i didn't look hard enough.

I know about rule-sets, i have written some *very* simple ones for how to
hanlde spam. I have *no idea* why it didn't occur to me to write one for
"Virus Scanning".

Thanks for the "jump-start" to get my brain going again! ;-)


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