MCP not working

Daniel Eiland daniel at
Thu Aug 9 13:07:07 IST 2007

On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 14:05:04 +0200, Kai Schaetzl <maillists at> wrote:
> Daniel Eiland wrote on Thu, 9 Aug 2007 12:30:02 +0200:
>> describe MCP_W32_ZHELATIN_GEN
> 1. your rules all have the same name, only the first (I think) will get
> used. You could condense them, anyway, to something like /received a.*card
> from a/".

Good idea! Thanx.

> 2. why would you use MCP for this? You are trying to catch a bit more spam
> than you normally could with the rules you currently have. So, what you do
> is add extra rules to the ones coming with the distribution. Either from
> sites like or by dropping your own rules in
> /etc/mail/spammassassin.  Not MCP!

Well, the thing is that these emails are in fact virusses.
But since there's no attachment, it is not scanned by clamav or bitdefender.
They are also not picked up by spamassassin rules. I also use rules_du_jour for fetching all kind of rules.
Getting this particular email in an outlook client makes (some version of) outlook crash.
Clicking the link in this email leads you to a website that will try to use known exploits on your browser.

My idea was to block these messages with MCP and delete them when found.
When i tag them as spam, users get the email in their spambox. Then i still have the risk they open this mail.

When there is a better way of doing this, please let me know.

> I suggest looking at the SA documentation and not just going by the
> MailScanner documentation. The MailScanner documentation will, of course,
> not cover every aspect of the helper applications like SA or Razor or
> whatever ... There's also a good mailing list. *Everyone* using MS and SA
> and being on the MailScanner list should also join the SA list!

Thanx for the advice.

> Kai
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