spam and viruses can be defeated simply by deploying MailScanner. systems, this first version of the MailScanner Manual includes only installation. MailScanner Guide. Contents. Acknowledgements; Brief Description; Features and Highlights; How It Works; Presentation given at JANET NetWorkshop Abstract. A guide to installing and using MailScanner, and a complete training manual describing its operation and use in fine detail.

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It is used to list which viruses should be handled differently from other viruses. This means that people who only filter on the “Spam Stars” will still be able to catch messages which majlscanner a very low SpamAssassin score. Strings listed here will be searched for in the output of the virus scanners.

MailScanner Guide

No other type is implemented. For server level systems such as email gateways, guied is what MailScanner is, you really should not install a GUI with your operating system unless it is specifically designed for use with MailScanner such as Mailborder or Baruwa.

When you bounce a spam message back to the sender, do you want to encapsulate it in another message, rather like the “attachment” option when delivering spam to the original recipient? If you specify “auto” then MailScanner will search for all the scanners you have installed and will use all of them. The output spec is in generic-wrapper, or none No virus scanning at all.


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The maximum size, in bytes, of any message including the headers. This keyword is not needed if you include All-Viruses. It can also detect almost all unsolicited commercial e-mail spam mailwcanner through it and respond to all incidents in a wide variety of ways. Find zip archives by filename or by file contents?

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If the message has an invalid watermark and no sender address, then it is a delivery error DSN for a message which didn’t come from us. It is easy to install into an existing e-mail gateway, requiring very little knowledge kailscanner sendmail or Postfix, Exim or ZMailer and no change to an existing sendmail configuration.

Do you want to add guidr Envelope-From: There is no way to guarantee that the file fetched by the user’s email package is free from viruses, as MailScanner never sees it. The first sendmail process listens for messages on the SMTP port and places them into an incoming queue.

Ensure that the system’s package management feature is working before attempting to install MailScanner as these are used by the installation scripts to install the required software. The total number of Spam List attempts during which “Max Spam List Timeouts” will cause the spam list fo be marked as “unavailable”.

We are working on a replacement for the TNEF decoder. You might want to change this so your users can guiide at a glance whether it just was just the content that MailScanner rejected.

Do you want all spam to be logged? Once you have completed the installation of MailScanner, you will need to edit the configuration files. This is particularly suitable for mailing lists, so that any MailScanner responses do not get sent to the entire list.


Should encrypted messages be blocked? This could be achieved by using a ruleset.

Forces a re-read of all the configuration files too, so new updates to the bad huide sites list are read frequently. Please do not change this value. Should archives which contain any password-protected files be allowed?

MailScanner can automatically unpack small archives, so you don’t have to go through several extra clicks to extract small files from automatically-generated emailed archives. The default values of 5 and 10 mean that 5 timeouts in any sequence of 10 attempts will cause the list to be marked as “unavailable” until the next periodic restart see “Restart Every”.

In the “Filename Rules” and “Filetype Rules” rule files, you can say that you want particular attachment names mwilscanner types to be “disarmed” by being renamed. Hide the directory path from all the system administrator notices.

This is used for unpacking rar archives so that the contents can be checked for banned filenames and filetypes, and also that the archive can be tested to see if it is password-protected.

Do you want to scan the messages for potentially dangerous content?