worm emails marked as possible spam

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Thu Dec 1 21:13:45 GMT 2005

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IT Dept spake the following on 12/1/2005 12:34 PM:
> IT Dept wrote:
>> Jeff,
>> I agree. This seems like EXACTLY what's happening. I haven't been over
>> on the clamav list lately...what are people saying there about this
>> issue?
>> Cheers,
>> Chris
> Hi Jeff and all,
> I take back what I said. I have checked by logging in via ssh and
> visiting the message quarantine dir and typing "clamscan *" and it does
> indeed find Sober.U.
> So, back to MailScanner then...Why, if a message is not being tagged as
> "high spam" would the message appear to not be scanned for viruses? What
> happens first, a blocked file or the virus scan? My guess is that
> because the file is blocked (we don't allow .exe files ever),
> MailScanner is not sending the file to be scanned for viruses; as a
> result my users are being deluged with bad content messages...sometimes
> over a hundred a day. Is there a way to change this, other than allowing
> .exe files?
> Thanks,
> Chris
AFAICR I think they are spam checked, virus scanned, and then run
through filename/type checks.
Maybe there is something in your silent viruses config missing like "all


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