File name/type actions?

Greg Borders gborders at
Tue Jan 22 18:14:09 GMT 2008

Greetings fellow MailScanners!  I've got an interesting question that 
was brought
to my attention by a user.  They recently had a file attachment that 
one of the file type rules. (filename.rules.conf) And it was of course 
sent to the quarantine.

In general, TheCompany doesn't want to block files,
they want a notification that it triggered a rule, and still deliver it,
just like the system can do for spam:

Use SpamAssassin = yes
# What to do with spam
# --------------------
#    notify                  - Send the recipients a short notification
Spam Actions = store deliver header "X-Spam-Status: Yes"

Would it be possible to emulate this same action on the other set of 
(Namely the file  name/type checks in this case.)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the file name/type checks are 
governed by
the dangerous content setting:

# Removing/Logging dangerous or potentially offensive content
# -----------------------------------------------------------

# Do you want to scan the messages for potentially dangerous content?
# Setting this to "no" will disable all the content-based checks except
# Virus Scanning, Allow Partial Messages and Allow External Message Bodies.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Dangerous Content Scanning = yes

It would be nice to have a simple add-on such as a new directive:

Dangerous Content Actions = store notify deliver

Thus emulate the same logic as the Spam Actions, but I know how Jules
hates to add more to the conf file than necessary.

Perhaps adding in a ruleset that points to a custom function is an option?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Greg. Borders


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