Newbie! Whitelisting Newsletter

Andy Norris andy at TIRESWING.NET
Wed Nov 10 20:33:36 GMT 2004

Thanks Julian,

The warning attachment says:

The original e-mail message contained potentially dangerous content,
which has been removed for your safety.

The content is dangerous as it is often used to spread viruses or to gain
personal or confidential information from you, such as passwords or credit
card numbers.

At Wed Nov 10 13:00:56 2004 the content filters said:
    Found a form in HTML message

The book covers this topic in depth? I'll buy it straightaway.

Thanks Julian,


At 02:13 pm 2004-11-10, you wrote:
>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:
>>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
>>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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