argv[0] prompt extension patches?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Wed Jun 25 18:16:42 IST 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 01:35:19AM +0100, Julian Field wrote:
> That would only be useful if MailScanner went through each message 
> individually, scanning them one by one. But that's not how MailScanner 
> works. For efficiency, it works on batches of messages. So the virus 
> scanner, for example, is called once for the entire batch of messages, 
> not once for each message. All the messages in a batch are processed 
> together at each stage of the process. It scans them all for RBL hits, 
> then all of them with SpamAssassin, then all of them for viruses, then 
> all of them for HTML nasties, and so on. So it wouldn't actually give 
> you any useful information whatsoever.
> Which is why I haven't already done it myself.



Thanks for the clarification.

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