How to delete viruses and quarantine the bad attachments in the same time

Magda Hewryk mhewryk at SYMCOR.COM
Tue Oct 14 22:12:01 IST 2003

MailScanner version 4.21-9

RE: How to delete the identified viruses and quarantine the bad attachments
in the same time

We are stripping most of attachments and we quarantine them.
Same rules apply for stripping the viruses but it really doesn't make sense.
We'd like to delete viruses permanently not to save them in the quarantine

*** How can I tune the MailScanner.conf file to accomplish the above? ***
Again, how we can keep 'bad' attachments and delete the identified viruses?

Any hints?


Some of the current configurations in the MailScanner.conf file:

Quarantine Dir = /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine
# Quarantine Dir = /home/quarantine

 Should I attempt to disinfect infected attachments and then deliver
# the clean ones. "Disinfection" involves removing viruses from files
# (such as removing macro viruses from documents). "Cleaning" is the
# replacement of infected attachments with "VirusWarning.txt" text
# attachments.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Deliver Disinfected Files = yes

 Do you want to deliver messages once they have been cleaned of any
# viruses?
# By making this a ruleset, you can re-create the "Deliver From Local"
# facility of previous versions.
Deliver Cleaned Messages = yes

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