MailScanner: Found dangerous Object Codebase/Data tag in HTML message

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Fri Oct 28 21:14:53 IST 2005

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> Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 4:05 PM
> Subject: MailScanner: Found dangerous Object Codebase/Data tag in HTML
> message
> Okay,
> I had a user that wanted to receive a newletter, but it was being blocked.
> Looking through the archives I found what I need to do to take care of
> this problem.  I edited MailScanner.conf and changed to:
> Allow Object Codebase Tags = /etc/MailScanner/rules/object.code.rules
> The contents of object.code.rules:
> # This file is to allow Object Codebase Tags from APPROVED domains.
> # This next line gives an example of how you might enable this option for
> # a frequent customer of yours.
> #From:	yes
> From:	yes
> # Under no circumstances should this be changed to "yes".
> FromOrTo:	default			no
> #
> #
> I stopped MailScanner, and sendmail,  did a ps -ef | grep ail to make
> sure MailScanner and sendmail did in fact stop. Then started
> MailScanner again.  I am trying to release the message to the user,
> but it continues to be blocked.  What am i missing?  I went into
> /var/spool/MailScanner/archives/%date%/%files% and tried to open them
> in a browser but they are garbled up.  What do I need to do in order
> to get this newsletter to the user?
> Casey

What do the log files say about the message?


Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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