SV: Virus-scanning spam
MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Jul 11 14:24:09 IST 2005
On 11 Jul 2005, at 12:19, Jan Agermose wrote:
>>> I take this option to mean that any message that scans positive
>>> for a
>>> virus/worm/whatever is either kept with the message, or not based on
>>> this setting. In my situation, the message is immediately being
>>> as spam, and no virus checks are being performed.
>> This should change if you set this to yes.
>> This option is new, I mean it's been added after I read the
>> MailScanner.conf from beginning to end last time ;-) I think if
>> you set
>> this option to yes it will *not* stop scanning after it was found
>> to be
>> spam and will find the virus. Since it is then flagged as a virus
>> Mailwatch won't give you an option to release it. Jules?
> <Don't know about the MailWatch bit at the end (I'm no expert on that,
> <ask on the MailWatch list). But otherwise you are right. By not virus
> <scanning spam, you can save a lot of work. But by scanning it, you
> <forward mis-tagged messages to users safe in the knowledge that they
> <aren't infected.
> it looks to me that if the first scanner marks the mail as having
> the other scanners are still being run on the mail? Why is that?
Because the whole batch of messages is scanned at once, with one
command. So the only way to stop the message being scanned is to
delete the attachment files, which will screw you up later on when it
comes to all the HTML content scanning and things like that.
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