misuse MailScanner SOLVED

Michael Weis wm at meta.net
Thu Apr 10 08:49:29 IST 2008

Greg Borders schrieb:
> Michael Weis wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> we are planing to create an email-account to which
>> only mails with attachments will be send.
>> I have the job to extract this attachments from
>> the mail and handle them
>> (save, print, archive)
>> So far so good, but I have no idea
>> how to get the attachments to a disk.
>> I know mailscanner does this while scanning
>> for viruses (right?).
>> So how can I tell mailscanner to just save
>> attachments from a certain user's emails ?
>> (no problem if they were scanned before)
>> I searched the mailing-list-archive
>> but it seemed that nobody has to do this
>> before.
>> Greetings and thanks in advance
>> Michael
> I have used a combination of a procmail recipe and the oh so sweet 
> tool *ripmime* (http://www.pldaniels.com/ripmime/) to auto extract 
> attachments from mail in a sendmail environment. (should work with 
> other MTAs.) With a simple bash script triggered by the procmail 
> recipe, you can easily 'rip out' attachments and do what ever to it 
> (save, print, archive) within the script, with no need to monkey 
> around with your mailscanner setup whatsoever.
> Hope this helps!
> Greg.
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this "os so sweet" tool is perfect

Thanks a lot for all suggestions
This was my first contact to the list and I'm very happy
that this litte OT-problem got solved.

Thanks to Julian for the programming of MailScanner,
a really great software


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