mailscanner is a lovely tool

sandrews at sandrews at
Mon Nov 20 15:57:35 GMT 2006

Ok, we've all had out opinions here on it, but he's not asking that.
Maybe his boss will fire him unless we point him the right direction
here; so now that we've all had our say, let's see if we can give him
some help.
I'm using my mailscanner as a smarthost for outbound email so I can sign
the messages with a boilerplate of legal junk...wasn't my idea, but I
had to do it anyway.  Why can't the sign clean functionality be used to
add this logo in?
It appears you'd just have to adjust inline.sig.html to have the logo in
there, no?
Julian sent out this recently to make it happen:
Sign Clean Messages = %rules-dir%/sign.clean.rules

In /etc/MailScanner/rules/sign.clean.rules, put something like this:

From: yes

FromOrTo: default no

And then if you want to vary the signature per-domain for example, use

Inline HTML Signature = %rules-dir%/html.sig.rules Inline Text Signature
= %rules-dir%/text.sig.rules

and then in ..../rules/html.sig.rules

From: /etc/MailScanner/reports/hisdomain/inline.sig.html

FromOrTo: default /etc/MailScanner/reports/en/inline.sig.html

and in ..../rules/text.sig.rules

From: /etc/MailScanner/reports/hisdomain/inline.sig.txt

FromOrTo: default /etc/MailScanner/reports/en/inline.sig.txt

That should be enough to get you started.


From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Randal,
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 9:16 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: RE: mailscanner is a lovely tool

The alternative is to not do it.
Images in sigs are, in my opinion, are just another form of image
You will so alienate your customers that the loss of business resulting
from doing so should be high in your bosses' minds.

Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK 



	From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of vinay
	Sent: 20 November 2006 13:33
	To: MailScanner discussion
	Subject: Re: mailscanner is a lovely tool
	Dear Sir,
	Thanks a lot for your fast reply .
	I had tried the below solution .The only problem i faced here is
that there are lot of people in the organistion who are not given the
internet acces for browsing etc .Most of the people use outlook to
download their mails .
	If i am linking the html signature with my web server, the
persons who are denied with internet access are not able to view the
company logo .
	It would be very kind of you if you could provide me an
alternate solution.
	Thks Once again 
	Vinay Poojary 
	Steve Freegard <steve.freegard at> wrote:

		Hi Vinjay,
		vinay poojary wrote:
		> Mailscanner is a lovely tool and i am using it with no
problem at all .
		No arguments with that statement here... ;-)
		> Presently my company wants to send the outgoing mails
with the signature 
		> containg the company logo .Is there any facility via
which i can add the 
		> logo in the signature of every out going mails .
		> I am presently using the html signature.
		> It would be very kind of you if u tell me the
procedure of howto add the 
		> company logo which is in .png/.jpg format .
		Attaching a .png or .jpg to every message you send out
would be an 
		extremely bad idea (increase in bandwidth, annoyance of
recipient etc.) 
		so MailScanner makes no provision for this.
		What you could do is to place the company logo (in the
correct format 
		and in a sufficiently small size) on your web server,
then put an IMG 
		tag in the HTML signature linking to the logo on your
web server.
		I don't advocate this - but it is a much nicer option
than auto 
		attaching an image to every mail (and you can do it
without modification 
		to MailScanner).
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