Alan mailscanner at ELKNET.NET
Mon Nov 1 19:56:26 GMT 2004

Julian & Matt,

I never did have a chance to try manually adding in Julian's patch to move
the 'Envelope From' header to the top of the headers. But today I saw that
Julian had added that patch to the stable release, so I went ahead and
installed it and tested this rule.

And, for the first time since SA3 was released, I'm again getting hits on
the 'NO_DNS_FOR_FROM' rule!

So, bottom line to get this rule working is MS 4.35.9 or newer must be
installed, and you MUST set 'Envelope From Header = X-Envelope-From:' in

SA3 will ONLY recognize the from header 'X-Envelope-From:' and it will ONLY
accept it at the top of the headers.

Perhaps there should be an FAQ entry explaining this, or better yet a
comment in the MailScanner.conf dialog immediatly above the ''Envelope From
Header =' setting.

Anyway, thanks to both of you for helping me get this rule working again!


On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 12:23:48 +0100, Julian Field
<mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:

>In which case you are going to have to apply the patches by hand. Open up
>each patch file and try to find the bit of code that matches in your
>particular versions of these files. Patch files are easy to understand.

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