Version 4.40.11-1 not honoring rules?

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at UTWENTE.NL
Mon Apr 18 07:34:48 IST 2005

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Julian Field wrote on 13-4-2005 23:23:
> There was a bug in previous versions where it would do a "first matches"
> rule check on the ruleset for "Virus Scanning", which meant it would
> scan the message if the "first" recipient in the message requested
> scanning.
> It now scans a message if any of the recipients asked for it to be scanned.

It also happens when it's only one recipient who, according to the
rules, doesn't want scanning.

> Peter Peters wrote:
>> Since the upgrade to 4.40.11-1 MS seems to scan everything for virusses
>> and spam. Default in rules-files is no. Only some domains are scanned
>> according to the rules. After upgrading MS scans all e-mail.
>> Before the upgrade the log contained lines showing "unscanned" messages.
>> After the upgrade no more "unscanned" messages are logged and users are
>> complaining about their messages beeing scanned.

Peter Peters, senior beheerder (Security)
Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383,

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