Newbie! Whitelisting Newsletter

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Nov 10 20:13:44 GMT 2004

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You first need to work out which check(s) you want to disable for these
newsletters. What does the warning attachment actually say for one of
these newsletters? That should give you the answer to that one.

Then you should go and read about rulesets. Almost all of the
configuration options can be given the filename of a ruleset instead of
just a simple value. The rules in the ruleset file describe what value
should be used for that configuration option depending on where the
message came from or is going to (or both, or a few other things too).
You can have different rulesets for every configuration option, which
can be used to build extremely complex configurations for large and
diverse sites.

There is no such thing as a simple global "whitelist", the configuration
system is far more flexible than that.

There is documentation in /etc/MailScanner/rules, and in the MAQ
(location at the bottom of every list posting), and in the FAQ (on and in the book (which you can purchase directly
from There have also been numerous discussions
and examples of rulesets posted to this list in the past.

Hopefully that's enough to get you going.

Andy Norris wrote:

> Hi,
> Apologies if this is old hat, but could not get much in searching the
> archives for "virus whitelist newsletter".
> I am running MailScanner on a RedHat server running SpamAssassin. I have
> users who have subscribed to HTML newsletters, and I am needing to
> whitelist these newsletters from being flagged as viruses. Am using
> ClamAV...
> Where is the whitelist file, and how to get MailScanner to honor the
> entries in said file?
> Thanks very much in advance,

Julian Field
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