Can I inform recipients about a quarantined virus?

Marcel Blenkers marcel-ml at
Thu Dec 4 08:29:23 GMT 2008

Hi Folks,

maybe i am wrong here but my MailScanner-Setup sends to the recipient the 
Mail with the Virus deleted and inserted the "Warning-TXT"-File instead.

And within the Mail, right under the Mailtext from the original Mail, the 
user will find the Text that File xyz got deleted because of whatever the 
Virus-Scanners do have to say.

Also included within this message, there is the original Message-ID, so 
that the User can

a) lock into MailWatch-Website, type the Message-ID and release the 
Message (which does not work, if the Attachment really is tagged as Virus)
b) send the Message-ID to the Mail-Admin, so that he (or she) could 
release this Mail if wanted to.


On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, traced wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> thanks a lot for all your replys. I think it would be the best
> way only to inform an admin about a virus, and the users about
> blocked content. I think this is the default idea behind the MS defaults.
> Sometimes I need a little time to think about the best solution :-)
> Regards,
> Bastian
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