Pete pete at eatathome.com.au
Fri Feb 6 11:29:35 GMT 2004

Martin Hepworth wrote:

> Pete wrote:
>> We are Domino shop, we have MailScanner/postfix/sa filtering all inbound
>> mail. Very vanilla installation.
>> We have merged with a company who used Exchange. Tnhey are sending
>> messages from thier site, from exchange, over the net, into MailScanner
>> to us.
>> Suddenly we have started seeing messages from this company only that
>> have the attachments icon in the client, to indicate that there is an
>> attachment, but there is NO sign of an attachment.
>> All other messages from people with attachments come through with no
>> issue, or if they are noxious we get the inline spam warning as per
>> usual. We have NO rules, just basic/default filename/type/warnjing
>> settings in MS.conf.
>> The only messages with attachments to have the X_MS_has_attach "yes"
>> header are the ones from this new company, they have NO anti spam tools
>> at all. There is no entry in the logs for these messages to have had an
>> attachment modfied or anything.
>> Maybe there is a way to modify this header?, but what are the
>> implications of this? IS this header generated by mailscanner, why?
>> We are in a situation where the new company (controlling) wants to force
>> MS Exchange onto us in place of Lotus Domino, so incompabilities, that
>> seems to be our fault work against in a hieous way - please help me fend
>> off these marauding ms exchange loving heathens...for the love of Man,
>> the benefit of the world and all that we stand for - etc :)
> Hi
> you might want to setup a whitelist rule for the new companies email
> server so SA doesn't scan - I guess you'll still need the virus
> scanning????
> Given the fact the other half is a m-sexchange site you might want to
> investigate the TNEF settings on the MS host. doing TNEF from the perl
> module is generally more powerful and less error prone than the binary,
> but YMMV so check that.
> Another option might be to setup a VPN between to two LAN's, quite easy
> now-adays..
> --
> Martin Hepworth
> Snr Systems Administrator
> Solid State Logic
> Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300
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Thanks a lot, i should have thought of that, i will whitelist them on
Monday. Is this simple to do, but ensuring that virus scanning
continues? I cant see any point turning AV off...


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