Watermark and User Notification

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jun 12 21:26:54 IST 2008

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 6-12-2008 1:10 PM Julian Field spake the following:
>> Donnie D. Quindardo wrote:
>>> - Configure MailScanner to notify users that their attachments have 
>>> been  blocked.
>>> - Configure MailScanner to use Watermarks and note that messages 
>>> that have no sender and no watermark are spam.
>>> - Send an e-mail through MailScanner with an attachment that is 
>>> banned, perhaps "test.com".
>>> - Look in the spam quarantine of MailScanner, the notification 
>>> e-mail that is sent to the user is there. That's because it is sent 
>>> with an envelope address of <> and does not get a MailScanner 
>>> Signature beforehand.
>> In which case you just need to use a ruleset to exempt mail from 
>> from watermarking checks. Should I do this automatically in 
>> the code, or are there situations in which this isn't the desired 
>> behaviour?
>> Jules
> Does a ruleset on scan messages also cover this, or is watermarking 
> outside that catch-all?
You don't need to do anything that radical, you just need a ruleset on 
the option that controls the checking of watermarks.


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