[Mimedefang] mimedefang and spamassassin

Kevin A. McGrail kmcgrail at peregrinehw.com
Wed Jul 16 09:56:02 EDT 2003

I think he confused people by his question.  I believe all he really wants
is to modify the bad filename routine built into the default MimeDefang
filter to remove certain extensions.  Either that or it's his virusscanner
routine he's worried about not spamassassin. He was just hoping that a SA
whitelist entry would be able to be used to bypass the other routines.

Can he use $Sender in the filter_bad_filename routine?  If so, I think he
needs to modify that routine and he might ALSO need to check his scanner to
see if it removes certain files as well.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph Brennan" <brennan at columbia.edu>
To: <mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] mimedefang and spamassassin

> > situation is that i have 2 or three senders that i trust that i would
> > to be able to send any sort of attachment to anyone in the company -
> > is the easiest way to do this?
> Catch that in Mimedefang, by checking $Sender, and don't send
> it to Spamassassin at all.  But since a sender address can be
> faked, maybe test the sending IP address in $RelayAddr
> also, or instead.
> In detail there are many ways to do this, but they all amount to
> looking for certain things with Mimedefang and using them to
> exclude messages from spam_assassin_check().  The sample filter
> has a test for message size.
> Joseph Brennan         Columbia University in the City of New York
> Academic Technologies Group                   brennan at columbia.edu
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