MailScanner sending warning messages to users

Brent Bolin brentbolin at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 31 15:17:02 IST 2004

Hi All,

I don't really want to notify anybody about anything.  This is set in
MailScanner.conf -

Notify Senders = no

Most viruses appear to be comming from infected windows systems on the NET.

I do want MailScanner to notify postmaster -

# Notify the local system administrators ("Notices To") when any infections
# are found?
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Send Notices = yes

Is there any reason to notify a recipient.

How can I turn this notifications off ?

This is a message from the MailScanner E-Mail Virus Protection Service
The original e-mail attachment "winmail.dat"
was believed to be infected by a virus and has been replaced by this warning

If you wish to receive a copy of the *infected* attachment, please
e-mail helpdesk and include the whole of this message
in your request. Alternatively, you can call them, with
the contents of this message to hand when you call.

At Mon Aug 30 20:58:02 2004 the virus scanner said:
   Could not parse Outlook Rich Text attachment

Note to Help Desk: Look on the SSS MailScanner in
/var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/20040830 (message i7V1vxPF001161).
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

MailScanner appears to be doing a great job.  Vexira finds most viruses.
MailScanner finds lots of  malicious code.


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