MailScanner - a email virus scanner and spam tagger.
MailScanner [options] [configfile]
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.
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.
Test the configuration and report errors.
-c -C -changed
Show all values in the configuration which differ from the
Run MailScanner in debug-mode. In debug-mode MailScanner doesn't
spawn childrens and produce a lot of output. Can be compined with
Run the spamassassine module inside MailScanner in debug-mode.
Warning: This option doesn't stop MailScanner from spawning
childrens! Can be compined with -debug.
Name of the option/rule against which the values of -to, -from, -ip
or/and -virus are tested.
From-address to test the option/rule specified by -value. Can be
any part of a mailaddress.
To-address to test the option/rule specified by -value. Can be used
IP-address to test the option/rule specified by -value.
Name of the virus to test the option/rule specified by -value.
MailScanner -debug -debug-sa
Starts MailScanner in full debug-mode.
MailScanner -value="Is Definitely Not Spam" --email@example.com
Test if mails from firstname.lastname@example.org are matched by the rule for the
option "Is Definitely Not Spam." (aka. whitelist). Output:
Looked up internal option name "spamwhitelist"
With sender = email@example.com
Client IP =
Result is "1"
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This manual page was written by Simon Walter firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Copyright © 2006 Simon Walter
[FIXME: source] 09.12.2006