MailScanner Notify

Danilo Marques de Gouveia dm.gouveia at
Mon Mar 21 13:20:11 GMT 2011

Hi Gleen, thanks for your help.

I understood what Silent Viruses and Still Delivery Silent Viruses means and
that is correct, the MailScanner can't delivery the Messages with virus, but
it should take the virus out and send a notification to the user saying "The
file example.xls was blocked as a virus, if you still want to receive that
message, please call the helpdesk"

reading the configs the option that allow this is:

# Do you want to deliver messages once they have been cleaned of any
# viruses?
# By making this a ruleset, you can re-create the "Deliver From Local"
# facility of previous versions.
Deliver Cleaned Messages = yes

but when a message with a virus arrives, the MailScanner sends out only the
Notification to the System administrator:
This is a piece of my mail.log

Mar 21 10:12:01 mike MailScanner[10045]: Spam Checks: Starting
Mar 21 10:12:01 mike postfix/pickup[10084]: D8F09281514: uid=103 from=<
danilo.marques at>
Mar 21 10:12:01 mike postfix/cleanup[10087]: D8F09281514: hold: header
Received: by (Postfix, from userid 103)??id D8F09281514;
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:12:01 -0300 (BRT) from local; from=<
danilo.marques at>

Any ideas?

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at> wrote:

> On 18 March 2011 22:03, Danilo Marques de Gouveia <dm.gouveia at>
> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > MailScanner do not advice the recipient that a virus was found and
> archive
> > only, can anyone help me?
> (snip)
> > Silent Viruses = HTML-IFrame All-Viruses
> (snip)
> > Still Deliver Silent Viruses = no
> (snip)
> Look at the docs for these, understand the ramificaions, then... if
> you still want this, do some informed changes.
> The docs are in the comments just above each setting in
> MailScanner.conf, also in a nice way on (in the
> cocs, there is a HTMLified list of all settings in
> and I'm sure the MailScanner book (available on the website) touch on
> this as well (although it's been a while since I read it last:).
> Cheers
> --
> -- Glenn
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Danilo Marques de Gouveia
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