Emailing quarantined emails

Stephe Campbell campbell at CNPAPERS.COM
Mon Feb 23 17:15:11 GMT 2004

Mr. Freegard replied to me with the following setup for fixing what you
describe. It fixes all but when there are forms in the quarantined mail. I
haven't set up rules for this yet. You should note that released files are
sent from localhost allowing this to work.

To release blocked attachments you should use two rulesets to allow bypass
of filetype and filename checking - on my systems I do it like this:

Filename Rules = %etc-dir%/filename.rules
Filetype Rules = %etc-dir%/filetype.rules

From: /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.allowall.conf
FromOrTo: default /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.conf

allow   .*      -       -

As MailScanner supplied default

From: /etc/MailScanner/filetype.rules.allowall.conf
FromOrTo: default /etc/MailScanner/filetype.rules.conf

allow   .*      -       -

As MailScanner supplied default

Doing it this way means that everything get's virus checked and you have a
log of the transaction in the MailWatch database should someone release
something they shouldn't - which is why I would recommend doing it this way
as you can't be too paranoid.


This works very well for me. Thanks again Mr. Freegard

Steve Campbell
campbell at
Charleston Newspapers

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kai Schaetzl" <maillists at CONACTIVE.COM>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: Emailing quarantined emails

> Gregg Berkholtz wrote on         Sat, 21 Feb 2004 13:11:10 -0800:
> > I'm trying to avoid changing the
> > procedure our helpdesk has become accustomed to.
> >
> You could start using Mailwatch and tell your Helpdesk to release messages
> via it's web interface.
> Kai
> --
> Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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