Viruses flagged as spam too

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Fri Jun 6 08:03:36 IST 2008


How many viruses are you seeing? Ie whats the size of the problem? For me i see very few (1 a day maybe), so this option wouldn;t gain me much.


-----Original Message-----
From: James Gray <james at>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 4:13 AM
To: MailScanner Discussion List <mailscanner at>
Subject: Viruses flagged as spam too

Hi All,

I've had a dig through the archives, but didn't turn up anything  definitive (maybe I need more coffee?).  However, I'll ask the  question anyway: is there any way to prevent messages detected as  viruses from also being scanned for spam?  Given that SpamAssassin is  the biggest bottle-neck in the process, it seems pointless to scan  messages that (in my set-up) are never delivered.

I see a big, nasty fly in the ointment though; MailScanner's batch  processing paradigm.  How can we rip individual messages out of a  batch, once the batch has started processing??

Any takers?



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