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

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Oct 14 22:32:18 IST 2003

If you set
this in MailScanner.conf
Silent Viruses = all-viruses
then it will drop the viruses without quarantining them, if I remember rightly.

At 22:12 14/10/2003, you wrote:
>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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