Problem with user-specific filename rules

Garry Glendown garry at
Thu Apr 14 09:13:00 UTC 2016


I tried setting up a user-specific filename filtering rule ... after
setting up the general reference to the rule file with

    Filename Rules = %etc-dir%/rules/filename.rules

I set up the above rules file like this:

From:   someuser1 at
From:   someuser2 at

To:                /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.conf
To:           /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.conf

# Default
To:     default         /etc/MailScanner/filename.toexternal-rules.conf

filename.rules.conf contains somewhat stricter limits for receiving
mails, while sending outgoing mails are more general with less
restrictions (filename.toexternal-rules.conf). In general, this works
fine. Anyway, I want someuser1 and 2 to be able to send files blocked by
the filename.rules.conf to internal users. I was expecting that by
adding the two "from" lines to the .rules that they would be used.
Anyway, the to: lines still seem to have priority, blocking sending of
the mails ...
Am I missing something here, or is this a limitation of MailScanner that
it does not go through the rules file sequentially, but re-orders the
rule entries?

Thanks, -garry

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