Request for separate report file for file size limits

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jul 26 18:18:57 IST 2006

Please mail me off-list next week about this. It won't make it into the 
September 1st release, but I will give it consideration for the next 
release, if it's pretty easy to do, which it should be.

I don't want to be tempted to add new features this late in the month :o)

Jim Holland wrote:
> Hi Julian
> I make extensive use of the attachmentsize.rules file for users with poor
> connectivity or who are using cellphones with only 9600 bps capability.  
> Currently when files exceed the specified limits the message is delivered
> after removal of the attachment(s) along with the following report file:
> 	stored.virus.message.txt
> which by default says:
> 	The original e-mail attachment "$filename"
> 	was believed to be infected by a virus and has been replaced by this 
> 	warning message.
> 	If you wish to receive a copy of the *infected* attachment . . .
> The subject line of the delivered message has the words:
> 	{Dangerous Content?}
> added.
> The above wording is rather alarming and inappropriate for a message that 
> has an over-large attachment, even if it does go on to say:
> 	At Wed Jul 26 09:07:26 2006 the virus scanner said:
> 	   MailScanner: Attachment is too large
> I have always edited the report wording to:
> 	The original e-mail attachment: "$filename"
> 	was believed to be infected by a virus OR to violate the file size limits
> 	for the recipient and has been replaced by this warning message.
> 	If you wish to receive a copy of the *infected* or oversize attachment . . .
> However the above wording is still not ideal for two totally different 
> types of problems.
> I would like to request a separate report file for oversize attachments to
> replace the above, as well as a change in the wording added to the subject
> line of delivered messages to say: {Oversize attachment}.
> In addition, it would be extremely helpful if the report also included 
> details of the size(s) of the attachment(s) that had been quarantined.
> Regards
> Jim Holland
> System Administrator
> MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service

Julian Field
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