Outbound mail not scanned

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Feb 20 08:19:22 GMT 2004

MailScanner will scan all mail passing into the mail server by SMTP. I
suspect you are running an old sendmail and have a mail system (e.g. a
webmail interface) which is delivered by invoking the sendmail binary
directly. You need to configure your webmail system or whatever to send
mail by talking to an SMTP server called "localhost". That way it will use
SMTP and MailScanner will get to see it.

At 20:47 19/02/2004, you wrote:
>Hello *,
>   I'm hoping someone can help me with an odd problem.
>I have Mailscanner running on a host between the world and my "real" mail
>server. All inbound and outbound mail pass through the mailscanner machine:
>MAIL TO ME   >>>> Mailscanner >>>> ME
>MAIL FROM ME >>>> Mailscanner >>>> THE WORLD
>I have Mailscanner successfully scanning mail that is coming in but I can not
>get mail going out to be scanned. According to the Email headers mail;
>    1) is received by MailscannerHost from my mail server
>    2) is then sent from MailscannerHost to Destination
>According to the headers it seems that the mail is being processed, but
>nothing "bad" gets stripped off - i.e. I can send an EXE file or a virus
>without problems.
>   As I said above, for inbound mail, EXEs or a virus are stopped as they
> should
>   Any suggestions where to look?
>   Thanks!
>Pete Billson
>ELB Internet Service, Inc.
>Web Design, Computer Consulting, Internet Hosting

Julian Field
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