Emailing quarantined emails

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Feb 22 13:13:21 GMT 2004

At 21:11 21/02/2004, you wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 09:52:13PM -0500, Jon Carnes wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 14:34, Gregg Berkholtz wrote:
> > > Digging through the listserve archives, online documentation, and
> > > source, I don't see an answer to this question;
> > >  While it's possible to archive all emails to an email address instead of
> > >  a folder, is it also possible to quarantine emails to an address? If
> > >  not, is/was this a desired/considered feature?
> > >
> > > Gregg Berkholtz
> >
> > I'm confused by your question, but here is a couple of attempts...
> >
> > If you save the quarantined email in q-format then you can drag and drop
> > the email qfiles directly into the outgoing /var/spool/mqueue directory
> > where they will be sent out to their original destination.
> >
> > If you want to have all email to an address thrown in quarantine, then
> > blacklist that address.
> >
> > Jon Carnes
> >
>Actually, what I want to do is change the original recipient of the
>infected messages to point to a generic quarantine address, and then
>deliver the email to that address. Something so that the helpdesk doesn't
>have to access the SMTP server directly. Then they'll just check that
>other mailbox (actually it'll be a shared IMAP folder) to look at any
>quarantined messages. Though 99% of quarantined emails are worthless
>anyway, that other 1% needs to be easily/quickly accessed by the
>helpdesk staff.
>Basically, I really like what I see in MailScanner, and want to replace
>our existing AMViS install with it. Currently AMViS redirects infected
>messages to a quarantine address, and I'm trying to avoid changing the
>procedure our helpdesk has become accustomed to.

I've just taken a look at this, and it's not easy. I will try to come up
with a solution but I can't make any promises. You are probably going to
have to re-educate your helldesk staff. Sorry about that.
Julian Field
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