4.33.3: more defaults to change

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Tue Aug 31 21:35:03 IST 2004

    Whilst on the subject, I would lobby you to change the defaults
on the following parameters too:

Quarantine Silent Viruses from "yes" to "no".

    Why waste disk space quarantining stuff that is all bogus?

Notices Include Full Headers from "no" to "yes".

    IMHO, a sysadmin can't do much in terms of tracking down information
    on a message without the full mail headers and the message ID.  So
    notices without the full mail headers are pretty useless...

Attachment Encoding Charset from "us-ascii" to "ISO-8859-1"

    This one is probably controversial among mailscanner users.
    Even us Americans have to deal with languages that use accents and
    that eighth bit, especially in higher education settings.  My charset
    in both MS and sendmail (DefaultCharSet) have been defined as
    ISO-8859-1 for a long time with no complaints.  What charsets
    do other sites use in MS and their MTA, especially non-US sites?

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

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