MailScanner SMTP question

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Mon Mar 6 13:52:01 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Laurent Dinclaux
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:19 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: MailScanner SMTP question
> Hello,
> I know I should buy the book and I certainly will, but I would like to
> know where is MailScanner "sitting" in a SMTP transaction.
> I mean, is MailScanner able to reject a mail at SMTP level, before
> downloading it and wasting bandwidth?
> Best regards
> --
> Laurent Dinclaux
> Birdy Communication
> Responsable Développement
> lox at

The MailScanner manual available on our web site: 

Has a MailScanner Process Flow diagram on page two. It needs to be updated
to show the new cache checking process added in version 4.50. That check
will be added just as the message is picked up from the incoming queue and
before any other check are performed. The cache will be updated with the
checksum and score after the message finishes the SpamAssassin checks. 


Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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