Stop Virus Scanning

Rob Kettle rob at
Sun Jun 8 15:14:58 IST 2008

Glenn Steen wrote:
> 2008/6/8 Rob Kettle <rob at>:
>> Hi,
>> I want to be able to ignore certain users and not do any virus scanning for
>> them.
>> I have set Mailscanner to show  Virus Scanning =
>> /etc/MailScanner/rules/scan.messages.rules
>> and then in that file put:
>> From:        someuser at    no
>> FromOrTo:    default        yes
>> It still scans for virus according the the logfile.
>> Am I missing the obvious ? If so apoogies up front.
>> thanks
>> Rob
> Did your reload/restart MailScanner after the edit?
> BTW, why would you do this? Avoiding all scanning, or spam
> sanning...that I might understand, but only AV?
> Cheers


I did reload Mailscanner.

I was aksing about stopping virus scanning at this stage but the real 
goal is to bypass all scanning for certain users as their mail needs to 
be scanned/quarantined etc. on a server that this server hands the mail 
over to.

So in reality I actually want to bypass all scanning for certain from or 
to addresses and just have Mailscanner take the mail in and pass it off 
to another server.


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