Can the order of Spam, MCP, Arichiving processing be determined

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Jun 2 10:02:19 IST 2006

On 2 Jun 2006, at 09:17, Lasantha Marian wrote:

> Dear Julian,
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Julian Field
> Date: 02/06/2006 01:19 p
>> On 2 Jun 2006, at 05:18, Lasantha Marian wrote:
>>> Hi Everyone !
>>> MailScanner has been a one of the best FOSS tools that I have  
>>> used and I
>>> have deployed at six locations in three countries. It has always  
>>> served
>>> my requirements beyond expectations. Mostly my setups are
>>> Postfix/DBMail/MailScanner/SpamAssassin/AVG/ClamAV/F-Prot/F- 
>>> Secure with
>>> one new deployment having Exim as MTA. I am extremely thankful to  
>>> the
>>> wonderful people who are involved the development of MailScnner  
>>> (this my
>>> first time on this list).
>> Gratitude gratefully received!
> Appreciate your prompt reply.
>>> The Problem (may be a feature request) is that the Archive  
>>> feature of
>>> the MailScanner processes messages before processing Spam and  
>>> MCP. Which
>>> results in having Spam and MCP positive messages being archived. The
>>> need is to get the archiving messages which are Spam and MCP  
>>> negatives
>>> only. Unfortunately for me I could not find a way to achieve this.
>> The spam gets archived into a spam subdirectory of the day's  
>> quarantine. Just delete the archived spam directory every night.
> I use "Archive Mail" option with rule set and forwarding to a  
> selected account. That is the reason why I am searching the  
> capability to control  at which point the archiving should happen.
>>> Is there a possibility to decide in which order the processing of  
>>> Spam,
>>> MCP and Archiving can be done (For Spam and MCP the option "First  
>>> Check
>>> = spam" fills the same kind of need) ? If not available is there a
>>> possibility to introduce a configuration option to decide the  
>>> order of
>>> processing ?
>> The data put into the archive is _always_ the contents of the  
>> message as received by MailScanner, and I have no intention of  
>> changing that. You can stop viruses going into the archive, but  
>> that is all. I want the archive as a way of looking at original  
>> messages if something went wrong. Having mangled messages in the  
>> archive would destroy the point.
> I honor your stance on this.
> But if I were to make the change for my self in my installations,  
> what modules should I be looking.

It's in /usr/sbin/MailScanner. That calls which calls

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