[Mimedefang] MIMEDefang 2.3 Beta 5

Nels Lindquist nlindq at maei.ca
Thu Jan 17 17:10:48 EST 2002

On 17 Jan 2002 at 13:44, David F. Skoll wrote:

> I'm hoping that this will be the last beta before 2.3 final, so please
> test it.  It's installed on lists.roaringpenguin.com.

I hadn't gotten around to installing Beta 4 yet, so this is the first 
time I've been able to play with the new virus scanner integration.

Is it just me, or have we lost the contents of $VirusScannerMessages 
somewhere along the way?  Viruses are detected and quarantined, but 
no output from the virus scanner is returned.

On to SpamAssassin.  After fixing the SA bug on my production server, 
the only problems I've run into were caused by messages with large 
attachments (say, several MB or more) which results in a tempfail for 
those messages.  I noticed in the documentation for spamd that by 
default it doesn't process messages which exceed 250KB in size. (Such 
messages are exceedingly unlikely to be spam anyway.)  

I've set up a check for this in my mimedefang-filter file, but 
perhaps it would be better handled within the spam_assassin* 
functions themselves?  I'll code up some proposed changes if anyone 
thinks this might be generally useful.
Nels Lindquist <*>
Information Systems Manager
Morningstar Air Express Inc.

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