Sender Virus Warning

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Feb 8 09:38:45 GMT 2004

Virus Sender Warning are a very bad idea.

All major viruses now forge the sender address. So none of your warnings
are going to the people who have the infected PCs, they are going to poor
innocent third parties who are sick of getting millions of warning messages
about viruses they don't have. This causes them lots of grief, it wastes a
lot of my time (as they contact me for help or to rant or whinge) and it
gives MailScanner a very bad name.

So sender warnings are now switched off.

At 02:58 08/02/2004, you wrote:
>I am using MailScanner 4.26.8-1 on a LINUX rh9 box with exim 2.4 C-Panel.
>All was well until I update MailScanner from 4.22-5 to this latest
>version. After this, the Warning messages for Infected mails are no longer
>being sent to Senders. The admin Virus notification is still going to the
>postmaster, but not to the Senders.
>The settings in MailScanner.conf still specify to notify the Sender.
>What should I check?

Julian Field
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