exclude email address from scanning/logging

Stef Morrell stef at aoc-uk.com
Wed Aug 18 14:33:51 IST 2010

Mark Chaney wrote:
>   Unfortunately thats not a cut and paste, so i dont have 
> that mistake 
> in my rules. Also, from what i have read, that exclude list 
> is supposed 
> have it completely bypass mailscanner and not be included in 
> the scans. 
> Though that doesnt seem to be the case. If thats not the way 
> to do it, 
> what way is?

At a bare minimum, MailScanner has to pick up the mail from one queue,
where it is waiting for processing and put it into a different queue so
it can be delivered, so it's impossible to completely bypass MailScanner
from within MailScanner. You'll see in your mail log something like:

Aug 18 14:26:57 fedecks-1 MailScanner[7638]: New Batch: Forwarding 1
unscanned messages, 1539 bytes

Showing it dealing with unscanned email. Without this step, mail will be
held indefinately, waiting for some process to help it into the outbound

To 100% avoid MailScanner, you need to find a solution in the MTA,
rather than within MailScanner itself.


> On 08/18/2010 06:30 AM, Stef Morrell wrote:
> > Mark Chaney wrote:
> >> Ok, so i setup the following in
> >> /etc/MailScanner/rules/scan.messages.rules:
> >>
> >>  From test at yourdomain.com no
> >> FromOrTo: default yes
> > If that's a direct cut and paste, you are missing a colon after the
> > first 'From'.
> >
> >> Then restarted mailscanner, but it doesnt seem to to make a
> >> difference, I still saw the email logged in "mailwatch". In
> >> my MailScanner.conf, I do have:
> >>
> >> Scan Messages = %rules-dir%/scan.messages.rules
> > Mailwatch will log any message which passes though MailScanner,
> > including those specifically excluded in a 'Scan Messages' 
> ruleset. You
> > should see it logged as clean with a blank SA score.
> >
> > Stef
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