MailScanner ignoring some rules
glenn.steen at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 09:21:55 IST 2008
On 05/04/2008, Rick Cooper <rcooper at dwford.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> > [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On
> > Behalf Of Scott Silva
> > Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 7:45 PM
> > To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
> > Subject: Re: MailScanner ignoring some rules
> > on 4-4-2008 3:26 PM Rick Cooper spake the following:
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> > > > [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On
> > > > Behalf Of Glenn Steen
> > > > Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 2:20 PM
> > > > To: MailScanner discussion
> > > > Subject: Re: MailScanner ignoring some rules
> > > >
> > > > Sorry all, for the top post... a bit too tipsy to really
> > > > safely (snip)
> > > > with even a virtual scissor...:-)
> > > >
> > > > That all _looks_ mostly OK... So, plan B... You've
> > never used another
> > > > system to edit the MailScanner.conf or rules file? Like crappy
> > > > windoze? If so, there might be "non-printable"
> > characters on the end
> > > > of the line (like a spurious <CR>)... Then again, I thought
> > > > the --lint
> > > > would catch that... Oh well.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers
> > > > -- Glenn
> > >
> > > Hey, Glenn, 99.9% of the time I edit all my *nix files
> > with a windows only
> > > program. Boxer text editor. Been using it since it was a
> > little dos pup.
> > > It's a really nice editor geared primarily towards
> > programming and it
> > > handles DOS, Unix and MAC files as it sees them and I have
> > the default save
> > > mode set to unix. Since I haven't the luxury of choosing
> > my primary desktop
> > > OS I find boxer invaluable as all my servers (except 3
> > vendor managed
> > > specialty servers) are Linux boxes and with it's built in
> > ftp open/save and
> > > projects I can't imagine living without it.
> > >
> > > BTW: You have given me a great idea, instead of worrying
> > about running out
> > > of my Oxicotin, Percocet and vicodon I should just grab a
> > bottle of Jack or
> > > 151 and I bet I can keep the pain down all weekend long
> > without a single
> > > pill! ;->)
> > >
> > >I usually use winscp to access and edit my systems if I
> > don't just ssh in with
> > putty and us vim on them.
> > I too have to be stuck on a windows machine because that is
> > what my user base
> > is on. I can't have something better, they would get jealous!!
> > But I'm on the same page with the "liquid painkiller"!! ;-P
> > Now just an hour on the train and 10 minutes to home, and I'm there..
> > Hurry up 5:00!!!
> Putty is a life saver in the windows world for sure. I do system maint and
> such via putty but I like the syntax highlighting and block operations,
> macros and so forth of a real programmer's editor and Boxer is just hands
> down the best I have yet to see.
vim/emacs (yeah, I'm weird that way... I use either... equally
well...) can do that for me. As said, whatever works for you:-).
vi/vim is always there... no need to scp anything anywhere... just to
> It's not a corporate thing that keeps me on windows so much as vendors. For
> instance the 7 Ford Dealerships the company owns. Ford is totally in bed
> with Microsoft products so without running windows a technician cannot even
> access shop manuals or the online tech bulletins. Almost all our banking and
> finance vendors use ActiveX over Java so there goes accounting and finance.
> I bitch to vendors all the time because were it not for them there wouldn't
> be a windows box in the company.
My users are heavily into Reuters, Bloomberg, SimCorp Dimension etc
etc (all big-wigs in the financial sector)... which are pretty much in
bed with M$ too. Frustrating, that... And the PHB has foisted (quite a
few years back) M-Sexchange on us... So in my case ... it is company
policy that decree I must do things this way. Sigh.
Compensating with a *lot* of alternative systems helps a bit though:-).
> Interesting note, we have a older CRM application written in MS access that
> used to keep the data files on a window based box and it was constantly
> locking up and crashing daily, multiple times, with six ti seven users. They
67 or 6-7?
> updated to windows XP, same thing. I moved the data to one of the Samba
> servers and have never had a call yet in nearly three years, I almost forget
> that department exists now.
Love your Samba... And it'll love you:-)
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