MailScanner ANNOUNCE: New stable release 4.78.17
MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Oct 2 15:27:00 IST 2009
On 02/10/2009 14:43, Chris Barber wrote:
>>>> - virus scanning is now done before spam scanning.
>>>> - new support for "spam-viruses" which are spam messages detected by
>>>> your virus scanner (such as with the extra ClamAV signature
>>>> or F-Prot). This is managed by the new MailScanner.conf settings
>>>> "Spam-Virus Header" and "Virus Names Which Are Spam". See the
>>>> for more information.
>>> Does this mean that spams caught by the virus scanner will not be
>>> deleted anymore? I.E. We can have SA assign a score and the user will
>>> see the message in the quarantine report for instance? Also, will
>>> whitelisting work as well?
>> Correct. Should be correct on all counts. The "Spam-Virus Header" is
>> added *before* the message goes into SpamAssassin, so you can write an
>> SA rule that will catch entries in this header and assign a score to
>> them. Then the resulting score can be handled as normal.
> Thanks Jules! Is there anything I need to do to the virus scanning
> settings to get it to stop deleting infected messages?
Read the documentation in the MailScanner.conf file about
"Spam-Viruses", but basically no, you don't need to do anything. The
defaults I supply for the new settings will do all the work for you,
just run upgrade_MailScanner_conf to ensure you are picking up the
correct values for the new settings.
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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