selecting message that should go into MailScanner

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Thu Feb 12 15:02:54 GMT 2009

2009/2/12 Alessandro Dentella <sandro at>:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 01:26:41PM +0100, Glenn Steen wrote:
>> 2009/2/12 Kai Schaetzl <maillists at>:
>> > I think you should direct your question to a postfix list if you want to
>> > do this in postfix. If you want to exemt mail in MS from scanning you want
>> > to use
>> > Scan Messages = %rules-dir%/scan.messages.rules
>> >
>> > Kai
>> Actually.... SInce Hugo van der Koij has made a very successful
>> "selective postfix" setup, and posted it here... this list isn't a bad
>> choice:-). At least not when it comes to finding that solution.
>> Basically one would replace the header checks with a rather specific
>> access map instead... Lets see if I can find the reference...
>> Here you go
>> (and yes, this was addressed both to Alessandro and you Kai:-):-)
>> Cheers
> ehm... sure, that's the link I reported in my original mail that I tried to
> implement. I tried to follow it but I can't really get it working. I don't
> think that's fault of the recepe but I must be doing something silly so that
> no messages gets into the rule even if I use:
>  /.*/                                    HOLD
>  /^$/                                    HOLD
> I admit this is almost a postfix question but I thuoght this is interesting
> for this list and probably there is real knowledge on this subject here.
> Personally I don't like the idea of letting it into MailScanner. There's no
> point in Scanning 50.000 email in a newsletter not even just for
> phishing/virus: the're all the same!!!

depends on the the risk you define if the 50,000 emails all have same
same malware/phishing/... issue!

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK

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