MailScanner And Mailwatch no Virus detected ?

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at
Thu Feb 9 09:29:31 GMT 2006

Glenn Steen writes: 

> On 09/02/06, sysadm <jorgen at> wrote:
>> Ishukor skrev:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I have upgraded my MailScanner from 4.48.4-2 to version 4.50.15-1 and
>> > Mailwatch 1.03 using fedora Core 4, Its running fine accept no viruses
>> > was detected by mailwatch, I noticed that previously virus was mark
>> > spam+virus but now just spam thats its why no viruses log appeared on
>> > mailwatch is it a new feature? I really need the virus to be logged so
>> > I can view the report.
>> >
>> > Thanks N Brgds.
>> I have the exact same problem using RHEL4 exim 4.43, MailScanner
>> 4.50.15-1 Mailwatch 1.03
>> Regards Jørgen Giversen 
> Have you checked the setting of "Keep Spam And MCP Archive Clean" in
> /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf?
> I presume that if you run (manually) an AV-scanner on the spam
> quarantine, you get some virus hits? If the above is set to no, and
> the quarantined messages aren't delivered anywhere (by a deliver of
> forward Action), MailScanner will just keep them as spam...
> And you have another situation, where "timing" might be responsible
> for viruses residing in the spam quarantine... (A message is scanned
> for viruses/spam, found to be spam and thus quarantined.... and later
> an AV update pops in a new signature for the virus it contains, so a
> subsequent scan of the spam quarantine will then detect the virus the
> message actually contains....).
> Cheers,

i think that they are getting detected but not displayed in Mailwatch due to 
the new Virus Scanners = Auto setting.. looks like you'll need to redefine 
the Virus Regex in Mailwatch 

 - dhawal

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