Notify Sender.. doesn't work but Sys-admin notices do.

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Tue Nov 23 17:21:17 GMT 2004

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Hello all,

I have the following in /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf
Notify Senders = yes
Notify Senders Of Viruses = no
Notify Senders Of Blocked Filenames Or Filetypes = yes
Notify Senders Of Other Blocked Content = yes
Never Notify Senders Of Precedence = list bulk

I also have the following
Send Notices = yes
Notices Include Full Headers = yes
Hide Incoming Work Dir in Notices = no

I tried sending myself an .exe file from a yahoo account.. but never got
a notification on the yahoo account, though I did get a Sys-admin
notification for "Bad Filename Detected"

Searched the mailscanner archives to find Julian asking someone to check
the reports, the report seems fine as well

Content of /etc/MailScanner/reports/en/

From: "PostMaster" <$localpostmaster>
To: $from
Subject: Warning: E-mail viruses detected
X-%org-name%-MailScanner: generated

Our e-mail content detector has just been triggered by a message you sent:
   To: $to
   Subject: $subject
   Date: $date

One or more of the attachments ($filename) are on
the list of unacceptable attachments for this site and will not have
been delivered.

Consider renaming the files to avoid this constraint.

The virus detector said this about the message:
Report: $report

What am I doing wrong?

MailScanner -v output (postfix + )
Running on
Linux 2.4.21-20.EL.c0smp #1 SMP Thu Sep 9 01:53:25
EDT 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
This is CentOS release 3.3 (final)
This is Perl version 5.008000 (5.8.0)

This is MailScanner version 4.35.11
Module versions are:
1.00    AnyDBM_File
1.14    Archive::Zip
1.01    Carp
1.119   Convert::BinHex
1.00    DirHandle
1.04    Fcntl
2.71    File::Basename
2.05    File::Copy
2.01    FileHandle
1.05    File::Path
0.13    File::Temp
1.23    HTML::Entities
3.26    HTML::Parser
2.24    HTML::TokeParser
1.20    IO
1.09    IO::File
1.122   IO::Pipe
3.05    MIME::Base64
5.415   MIME::Decoder
5.415   MIME::Decoder::UU
5.415   MIME::Head
5.415   MIME::Parser
3.03    MIME::QuotedPrint
5.415   MIME::Tools
0.09    Net::CIDR
1.05    POSIX
1.75    Socket
0.03    Sys::Syslog
1.02    Time::localtime

Optional module versions are:
1.810   DB_File
1.08    Digest
1.01    Digest::HMAC
2.33    Digest::MD5
2.10    Digest::SHA1
0.44    Inline
0.11    Mail::ClamAV
3.000001        Mail::SpamAssassin
1.997   Mail::SPF::Query
0.15    Net::CIDR::Lite
0.48    Net::DNS
0.32    Net::LDAP
1.94    Parse::RecDescent
missing SAVI
1.2     Sys::Hostname::Long
2.26    Test::Harness
0.47    Test::Simple
1.89    Text::Balanced
1.19    URI

thanks in advance,
- dhawal

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