No scores/reports in stored messages?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Aug 30 11:46:24 IST 2004

At 09:32 30/08/2004, you wrote:
>It seems there are no SA scores, reports, headers added to stored
>(quarantined) messages. Is this correct? The messages look like they were
>not touched at all. I looked in the documentation, MAQ, FAQ, it's not
>mentioned anywhere it seems.

This comes up every month :-)

The archive/quarantines are completely untouched messages, they are in
their original form. I intend to keep it that way, because if something
happened to that MailScanner started screwing up messages that it had
archived/quarantined and delivered, you wouldn't lose the originals. I work
on the paranoid basis that MailScanner may screw your entire email system,
and I want to keep away from anything that does any harm.

It's the same reason you folks don't get access to the CVS tree.
I don't want to be responsible for a company going under because it loses
all its mail, and it's my fault. Email is important and transient. Unless
you archive every message, there is no way of restoring a part of a
conversation from backups.
Julian Field
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