Virus Scanning = rule question

Jim Dickenson dickenson at CFMC.COM
Tue Feb 15 00:31:03 GMT 2005

Is is possible to use a rule like

From: address at   and   From:   no

To not virus check email from a specific user at a specific IP address?

Just to let you all know I just went online with an inbound mail gateway
using the GreetPause feature in sendmail 8.13.1 and it looks like the amount
of spam has been dramatically reduced. It has only been a few hours but it
is nice not getting a hundred spam messages every couple hours in my inbox.

The system is running Fedora Core 3 with all updates as of a few days ago. I
am using clamAV 0.82 and will update to 0.83 once I am sure things are
stable for this change. Mail is scanned on the front-end sever and pushed
over to a Linux 9 box where the mailboxes actually live. This other system
is used as our outbound server as well.

This is Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
This is Perl version 5.008005 (5.8.5)

This is MailScanner version 4.38.10
Module versions are:
1.00    AnyDBM_File
1.14    Archive::Zip
1.03    Carp
1.119   Convert::BinHex
1.00    DirHandle
1.05    Fcntl
2.73    File::Basename
2.08    File::Copy
2.01    FileHandle
1.06    File::Path
0.14    File::Temp
1.29    HTML::Entities
3.45    HTML::Parser
2.30    HTML::TokeParser
1.21    IO
1.10    IO::File
1.123   IO::Pipe
3.05    MIME::Base64
5.417   MIME::Decoder
5.417   MIME::Decoder::UU
5.417   MIME::Head
5.417   MIME::Parser
3.03    MIME::QuotedPrint
5.417   MIME::Tools
0.10    Net::CIDR
1.08    POSIX
1.77    Socket
0.05    Sys::Syslog
1.02    Time::localtime

Optional module versions are:
1.810   DB_File
1.10    Digest
1.01    Digest::HMAC
2.33    Digest::MD5
2.10    Digest::SHA1
0.44    Inline
0.13    Mail::ClamAV
3.000002        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
2.46    Test::Harness
0.54    Test::Simple
1.95    Text::Balanced
1.35    URI

Jim Dickenson
mailto:dickenson at


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