How to get certain things through

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Tue Feb 5 12:45:14 GMT 2008


There's a 'big knob' at the top of MailScanner.conf called Scan Messages.

You can add ruleset here for the addresses you want NO scanning at all to happen.....NB best to avoid FROM fred at as this is easily spoofed.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Edward Dekkers
> Sent: 05 February 2008 11:03
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: How to get certain things through
> Example of rejected message I'm sending (relevant names/IPs changed)
> Our e-mail content detector has just been triggered by a message you sent:
>   To: <my recipient address>
>   Subject: Try again
>   Date: Tue Feb  5 19:22:40 2008
> One or more of the attachments (menu_content.js, warrantyresult.asp.htm,
> validate.js, support.js, utilities.js,, fw_menu.js) are on
> the list of unacceptable attachments for this site and will not have
> been delivered.
> Consider renaming the files to avoid this constraint.
> The virus detector said this about the message:
> Report: Report: MailScanner: JScript Scripts are dangerous in email
> (menu_content.js)
> Report: MailScanner: Attempt to hide real filename extension
> (warrantyresult.asp.htm)
> Report: MailScanner: JScript Scripts are dangerous in email (support.js)
> Report: MailScanner: JScript Scripts are dangerous in email (validate.js)
> Report: MailScanner: JScript Scripts are dangerous in email (utilities.js)
> Report: MailScanner: JScript Scripts are dangerous in email (fw_menu.js)
> --
> MailScanner
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> <my company name>
> <my web address>
> For all your IT requirements visit:
> I've added my recipient to the spam.whitelist.rules and whitelist.rules:
> FromOrTo:	*@<recipient domain>	yes
> The message attachment still gets quarantined.
> Is there any way to say like "listen up MailScanner - whenever I send to
> the
> following address, just shut the hell up and send it already, don't even
> bother looking at this message"
> Reason I ask is that this is the second time something like this has
> happened, and when I send stuff OUT of my network, sometimes I need to
> send
> stuff like this.
> I'd already zipped the files too, but MailScanner is obviously too clever
> for that as well.
> Regards,
> Ed.
> --
> This message has been scanned for viruses and
> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
> believed to be clean.
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