Feature Request

Dennis Willson taz at taz-mania.com
Thu Apr 12 00:52:10 IST 2007

Hmmmmm... How does scanning the outgoing messages generate an "Alert"? 
While it is in fact good to scan outgoing messages, I believe he wants 
notification that a client is comprimised or a Spammer, not just 

Personally I use a different outgoing server with different rule sets 
than the MX. You can then set the rules to notify the sender that they 
have sent Spam/Virus, etc... and copy the postmaster (you).

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:33:27 -0700
  Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
>Jay Chandler spake the following on 4/11/2007 4:11 PM:
>> Recently had a user account become compromised and start spewing 
>> Is there any functionality within MailScanner that can alert me once 
>> user sends more than a predefined number of messages in a given time
>> period?  If not, I'd dearly love to see this implemented...
>Yes... scan incoming and outgoing messages!
>This is the precise reason I do this. Scan everything, and allow no 
>traffic to leave the site except from the MX's.
>The little bit of overhead to scan the traffic is better than the 
>you might get from spewing spam.
>MailScanner is like deodorant...
>You hope everybody uses it, and
>you notice quickly if they don't!!!!
>MailScanner mailing list
>mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
>Before posting, read http://wiki.mailscanner.info/posting
>Support MailScanner development - buy the book off the website! 

Dennis Willson

taz at taz-mania.com

Ham (Extra Class w/code): KA6LSW
Scuba: Rescue Diver, EANx, Wreck, Night, Alt, 
Equip, UW Photographer, Gas Blender

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of 
arriving safely in a nice looking and well preserved body, but rather 
to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly 
proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

More information about the MailScanner mailing list