Trying to get MCP working

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Fri Oct 30 11:44:39 GMT 2009

Sorry to be a bit terse, tapping mails on my Aino is a bit of a pain.
MCP should work just fine, but it is inefficient since it requires
another instance of SA.
If Julian had thought of the rule hit thing, I don't think he'd done
MCP at all.;-)
It is the future, so why not move on to that? Once you've switched,
you'll not look back:-D.

2009/10/30, Antony Stone <Antony.Stone at>:
> On Friday 30 October 2009 10:10, Glenn Steen wrote:
>> 2009/10/29, Antony Stone wrote:
>> > Hi.
>> >
>> > I'm trying to get Message Content Protection working and failing
>> > miserably :(
>> >
>> > I'm using Debian Lenny, with MailScanner 4.74.16 installed from
>> > backports, SpamAssassin 3.2.5, and Exim 4.69 as the MTA.
>> Don't use MCP. Use SA rule hit actions instead. If your version lack
>> that, then upgrade to one that has it...!
>> Cheers
> 4.74.16 does have that feature, yes, however it also has the MCP feature
> (which I've used in the past with older releases of MailScanner, and feel
> that I understand better).  Are you saying that MCP no longer works?
> In the config file they appear to be presented as two ways of achieving
> similar things, but there's nothing to suggest that if I choose to use MCP,
> it simply won't work...
> Can you point me at an example of how to use the SA rule hit actions, if
> that's the preferred (ie: working) way of doing things now?
> For clarity, the specific thing I need to do is have a list of banned words,
> which if any of them appear in the body or subject of an email, causes the
> email to be flagged as 'unacceptable', quarantined, and a message report
> sent
> back to the sender saying "your mail had unacceptable content and was not
> delivered".
> I've created the list of words as a pair of SA rules (one for the body, one
> for the subject), and I know how I should use these if MCP worked; please
> can
> you point me at an example which shows me how I should use them with SA rule
> hit actions instead?
> Thanks for the advice (perhaps the config file / documentation for MCP
> should
> be updated to reflect this?),
> Antony
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