Possible wishlist item - attachment decisions

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Jan 31 14:30:57 GMT 2004

At 19:56 30/01/2004, you wrote:
>On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 19:49, Thomas DuVally wrote:
> > I thought I saw a discussion about this, but I can't seem to find it
> > again, so I am going to ask:
> >
> > Can MailScanner be told NOT the virus-scan a message (and/or
> > attachments) if the filename.rules are going to deny it anyway?
> >
>IIRC the answer is no, because the whole batch of messages is virus
>scanned together.  There might have been a reason to do with the order
>of the checks as well.

Finding all the names of the attachments (which involves extracting them)
is the expensive bit. Virus scanning a couple more files each time costs
almost nothing. So there's no speed advantage in not scanning them.
Julian Field
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