Skip scan for viruses

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sat Jan 31 14:19:56 GMT 2004

At 17:41 30/01/2004, you wrote:
>On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:26:55 +0000, Julian Field
><mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
> >No. The spam detection is done before the virus detection.
> >That way you can avoid the extra work of scanning spam messages you are
> >deleting anyway.
> >
>Really?  My MailScanner seems to do both anti-virus and spam scanning.  I
>get quite a few messages with tags from both processes.  Or perhaps I'm just
>unaware of one of the inner processes; is MailScanner supposed to skip
>anti-virus scanning for all spams or just the ones that aren't forwarded on
>to users (high-scoring spams, in my case)?

If you have a Spam Action which is "delete", then it won't bother
virus-scanning it as you are throwing it away anyway.

>I also must agree with some other posters.  Spam-scanning is nice but, spam
>or not, anti-virus scanning is essential.  I do *not* want MailScanner to
>skip anti-virus scanning of *any* message!

Julian Field
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