Update - Web Bug File

Kevin Miller kevin.miller at juneau.org
Wed Oct 28 23:49:23 UTC 2015

For those of us running MailWatch or similar web interface for MailScanner it's a no brainer to put it on that host.  Or any local web server for that matter.  I did that some time ago because you can't count on external servers being around forever...

Kevin Miller
Network/email Administrator, CBJ MIS Dept.
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 586-0242, Fax: (907) 586-4500 Registered Linux User No: 307357

-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Mark Sapiro
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:44 PM
To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
Subject: Re: Update - Web Bug File

Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:

> Suggestion for next version:
> Your-MailScanner-CDN = "http://localhost/"
> Web Bug Replacement = %Your-MailScanner-CDN%/1x1spacer.gif

If you literally mean 'localhost' you can't do that. You have no control over where the mail client reading the 'disarmed' email might be or what its notion of 'localhost' is.

MailScanner also doesn't know what URL will access 1x1spacer.gif on the local machine even if it knows where it put it.

So really the only sensible default might be

Your-MailScanner-CDN = "https://s3.amazonaws.com/mailscanner/images"
Web Bug Replacement = %Your-MailScanner-CDN%/1x1spacer.gif

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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