[Mimedefang] Problems with zip file as attachement

Stefano McGhee SMcGhee at ARCweb.com
Wed Jul 2 11:29:12 EDT 2003

Hello Ueli,
	I and several other users on this list use code similar to the
following to do what you mention for a group of viruses, including SoBig.

In filter, in the Virus section, I have the following:

        if ($category eq "virus") {
            md_log('virus',$VirusName, $RelayAddr);
            # This has been added to not bother notifying recipients
            # of selected viruses that are from bogus addresses or have
            # no real purpose.
            if ($VirusName =~
            return action_discard();
            } else {
            return action_quarantine($entity, "A known virus was discovered
and d$

It may not be perfect or elegant, but it keeps the noise down.  Does anyone
else get MD virus notifications forwarded to them as spam?  ;-)



> Iam running mimdefang 2.29 on a RH 8.0 System. The last 
> couple days we were flooded with
> e-mails containing the Sobig-E virus in an attachment.
> mimedefang (sophos) detected the virus in a pif file, which 
> was zipped in a *.zip file. The 
> virus file was deleted but the zip file was sent to the 
> enduser as *.zi file, which is totally
> rubbish. 
> Actually I want to discard *EVERY* e-mail which contains a 
> virus, no matter< if 
> some other attachments are clean.
> Can you please tell me how to achieve this?

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