feature request - FW: Just the notification for spam?

Ugo Bellavance ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Wed Jan 21 17:01:44 GMT 2004

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Furnish, Trever G [mailto:TGFurnish at HERFF-JONES.COM]
> Envoyé : Wednesday, January 21, 2004 11:58 AM
> Objet : feature request - FW: Just the notification for spam?
> No one responded with any suggestions for how to accomplish this in
> mailscanner, so I'm assuming it's not yet possible.

I've suggested that already, but it has been taken by MailWatch instead.  However, i don't know about the development, but Steve from MailWatch said that he would try to release a new version next week.  Maybe ask on the mailwatch list...



> So I'm hoping this will be considered as a feature request. :-)
> New feature requested:
> A new "action", recipientnotify, that causes a notification 
> message to be
> sent to the recipient instead of the original message.  The 
> message file
> would need to support the common variable interpolations - 
> $report, $from,
> $subject, $localposter, etc.
> And the way I'd envision using this new feature:
> In MailScanner.conf:
> Spam Actions = store recipientnotify
> Then, the message sent to the recipient would look something like:
> ------ Begin recipient message ------
> Our mail filtering system has blocked a message sent to you
> from:
>         <blockquote>$from</blockquote><p>
> ...with a subject of:
>         <blockquote>$subject</blockquote><p>
> If you believe this to be a valid message, please click
> <a href="http://myserver/release.cgi?messageid=$id">here</a>.
> The original message will be stored for 7 days.
> ------ End recipient message ------
> The linked web page would allow the user to take whatever
> actions are appropriate for the site - ie sa-learn, release
> from quarantine, whitelist, whatever.
> This approach circumvents the need for any user-based authentication
> and allows for a *very* simple user interface to quarantined mail.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Furnish, Trever G [mailto:TGFurnish at HERFF-JONES.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 12:46 PM
> Subject: Just the notification for spam?
> Is it still Monday?  I'm drawing a blank on how to do 
> something.  (How) can
> I configure MS to deliver a notification to the recipient 
> that a message was
> quarantined, without actually delivering the message, not even as an
> attachment?
> I've been asked to send recipients a message that basically 
> says "We blocked
> a message we think is spam, from Bob, with subject Foo - 
> click here if you
> think the message wasn't spam."  But the options I have in 
> the config don't
> seem to allow for that particular set-up.  Can MS do that?
> I don't want to deliver the original message at all, but I 
> still want to
> notify the sender that a message was blocked.  Recipients can 
> filter these
> into a folder and ignore them 99% of the time, but on those 
> occasions when
> they're expecting a message that doesn't come in, they'd be 
> able to open the
> spam folder and search for the sender of the missing message, 
> then click a
> link to release the message.
> --
> Trever

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