Stopping content report if virus found?

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at
Sun Jun 10 18:54:08 IST 2007

Not sure if I'm going to do a good job of explaining this but here goes.


Our MailScanner is configured to check for viruses using ClamAV and to
check filenames/types using the default conf files that come with


Let's say I email myself the test file from outside the


It's a file that would be blocked as it's a virus, and also because it's
an executable.


As a sender I don't receive a "message blocked" report which is what I
want as it's a virus.


As a recipient I do receive a "someone sent you a virus" report, though
is also gives me the MailScanner report output about the file type:


At Sun Jun 10 18:33:52 2007 the scanner said:

   ClamAV: contains Eicar-Test-Signature 

   MailScanner: Executable DOS/Windows programs are dangerous in email


It's only a small thing, but is there any way around this? i.e. if it's
a virus don't bother to check any further as it's a virus and I want to
delete it?





Paul Hutchings

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