Exceptions to the rules.

Stef Morrell stef at aoc-uk.com
Thu Dec 5 10:06:44 GMT 2013


Running MailScanner 4.84.5-3 with Postfix 2.5.1 

Assuming a domain receipt.com for which incoming email is normally scanned. I need to make an exception for a couple of known safe senders, so that email they send is never scanned at all, even when addressed to receipt.com

This may not be the most sensible plan in the universe, but it is the one I have been tasked with by the man who signs my paycheck!
My understanding is that I can have in MailScanner.conf a line

Scan Messages = %rules-dir%/scan.messages.rules
And then in scan.messages.rules, lines of the form

From: safesender at domain.com no
From: safesender2 at domain.com And To: recipient at receipt.com no
To: receipt.com yes

And this will completely bypass MS for those senders (optionally only when sending to stated recipient).

Nevertheless, the sender's emails are being quarantined, as they contain attachments normally stopped by the file content rules.

I've tried also adding the safe senders into a content ruleset to try and get them through the system, but this hasn't helped either.

I presume I am missing something here. What do I need to do, in order to have MS honour such exceptions to the normal rules?



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