[FAQ] Viruses in High Scoring Spams are not detected

Randal, Phil prandal at HEREFORDSHIRE.GOV.UK
Wed Feb 25 15:19:05 GMT 2004

MailScanner does not bother to virus scan emails which are flagged as
high-scoring Spam when the "High Scoring Spam Actions" do not deliver or
forward, even if the items are stored in quarantine. I'd like to know that
we're storing a virus, so the workaround I use with sendmail is:

  High Scoring Spam Actions = store forward spam at localhost.localdomain

and add to /etc/aliases

  spam  /dev/null

(and then do a "newaliases")

I've added this to the FAQ-o-matic.



Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK

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