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MAILSCANNER

MAILSCANNER

Section: Combined contents (8) Updated: 09.12.2006
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NAME

MailScanner - a email virus scanner and spam tagger.  

SYNOPSIS

MailScanner [options] [configfile]
 

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the MailScanner options.

This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

MailScanner is a freely distributable E-Mail gateway virus scanner and spam detector. It uses sendmail or Exim as its basis, and a choice of free/commercial virus scanning engines to do the actual virus scanning. It can decode and scan attachments intended solely for Microsoft Outlook users (MS-TNEF). If possible, it will disinfect infected documents and deliver them automatically. It also has features which protect it against Denial Of Service attacks.  

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.

-h -H -help

Show summary of options.

-v -V -version -Version

Show version of program and the perl libraries used.

-lint

Test the configuration and report errors.

-c -C -changed

Show all values in the configuration which differ from the hardcoded defaults.

-debug

Run MailScanner in debug-mode. In debug-mode MailScanner doesn't spawn childrens and produce a lot of output. Can be compined with -debug-sa.

-debug-sa

Run the spamassassine module inside MailScanner in debug-mode. Warning: This option doesn't stop MailScanner from spawning childrens! Can be compined with -debug.

-value=optionname

Name of the option/rule against which the values of -to, -from, -ip or/and -virus are tested.

-from=from-address

From-address to test the option/rule specified by -value. Can be any part of a mailaddress.

-to=to-address

To-address to test the option/rule specified by -value. Can be used multiple times.

-ip=ip-address

IP-address to test the option/rule specified by -value.

-virus=virus-name

Name of the virus to test the option/rule specified by -value.
 

EXAMPLES

MailScanner -debug -debug-sa

Starts MailScanner in full debug-mode.

MailScanner -value="Is Definitely Not Spam" --from=foo@bar.org

Test if mails from foo@bar.org are matched by the rule for the option "Is Definitely Not Spam." (aka. whitelist). Output:

Looked up internal option name "spamwhitelist"
With sender = foo@bar.org
Client IP =
Virus =
Result is "1"

0=No 1=Yes
                                        
 

SEE ALSO

df2mbox(8) d2mbox(8) update_phising_sites(8) update_virus_scanners(8) upgrade_MailScanner_conf(8) /usr/share/doc/mailscanner/html/MailScanner.conf.index.html

 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Simon Walter simon.walter@hp-factory.de for the Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.  

AUTHOR

Simon Walter

Author.
 

COPYRIGHT


Copyright © 2006 Simon Walter


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
AUTHOR
COPYRIGHT

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