Different Send/Receive Virus Notifications?

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at mira.co.uk
Tue Mar 27 19:53:37 CEST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info 
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf 
> Of Alex Neuman van der Hans
> Sent: 27 March 2007 18:20
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Different Send/Receive Virus Notifications?
> Paul Hutchings wrote:
> > On an inbound/outbound smtp relay box, is it possible to configure
> > different virus notifications for outbound mail than for 
> inbound mail?
> >
> > I ask because if a virus is detected in an inbound mail, I want the
> > recipient to be notified (and the infected file discarded) 
> and for the
> > sender NOT to be notified.
> >
> >   
> I'm sure there are those who will agree that notifying users that a 
> virus was sent to them from a faked address (AFAIK every 
> virus since the 
> late 20th century does this) is unneeded traffic.

I couldn't see a way to disable recipient notification completely, only
to disable sender notification?

My logic behind wanting to notify anyone on our network who MailScanner
detected an outbound virus from is that:

Our Firewall only allows outbound smtp from our Exchange server so it
should be the only thing talking to the relay from our network.
Our Exchange server only allows authenticated SMTP so in theory a
worm/virus shouldn't be able to get it to accept and relay mail?
Because of this it would have to be a MAPI virus sent via Outlook which
would not allow the Sender "From" address to be faked.
We have very well regarded A/V on the Exchange server so I would hope
it's never going to happen to begin with :)

Not sure if anyone here uses Exchange/Outlook but that was the thinking
behind it.

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