Quarantined email testing/troubleshooting

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jan 23 21:39:14 GMT 2009

On 23/1/09 18:44, Scott Silva wrote:
> on 1-22-2009 8:50 AM Julian Field spake the following:
>> You can't just use df and/or qf files as if they were RFC822 messages.
>> They're not.
>> However, they *nearly* are, when used as a pair.
>> Many years ago (2002 is the date stamp on the file) I wrote a script
>> which would take an entire quarantine directory (or a string of
>> directory names) full of qf* and df* files, and generate an mbox file
>> from them, which could then be simply fed to sa-learn with 1 command to
>> learn the whole lot at one go by using the "--mbox" command-line option
>> to sa-learn.
>> It's at
>> www.mailscanner.info/files/4/df2mbox
>> It's a fairly simple shell script, I'm sure you can hack it around if
>> you want to do something slightly different with it.
>> Usage example:
>> Say you have a quarantine directory
>> /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/<date-here>  and each of those
>> <date-here>  subdirectories contains a whole bunch of qf and df files in
>> the same directory. You can just do
>>      cd /var/spool/MailSanner/quarantine
>>      df2mbox *
>> and it will go and get on with it, and give you a pile of mbox files as
>> a result.
> The requested URL /files/4/df2mbox was not found on this server.
Drop the "4/", sorry.


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