Tue May 18 16:16:41 GMT 2004 SME server virus scan notification and double bounce
We now have a way to eliminate virus notification and double-bounce messages on SME 6.0. Make sure you have the latest 6.0 blades before doing this.
Login as root (ctrl-alt-f2 on the console or ssh in)
mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control echo devnull > /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/control/doublebounceto /sbin/e-smith/signal-event email-update /etc/rc.d/init.d/qmail restart
Unknown user notification
Unfortunately, there is just too much "[email protected]" nowadays. It's nice to notify the unfortunate person who mistypes an email address, but we can't afford to do that nowadays.
echo "#" > /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-devnull mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/alias/.qmail-default echo "&devnull" > /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/var/qmail/alias/.qmail-default/10devnullbounces /sbin/e-smith/expand-template /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-default
Set "Forward email for unknown users" to "admin" after doing this.
Ordinarily, three people get notified when a virus is found in email: the admin user, the recipient, and the sender. Nowadays, notifying the sender is probably useless, because it is usually a bad email address. You can turn off any or all of these, but consider that if, for example, your boss sends email from his virus infected home machine to you, you and he will never know anything about it if you have all of these turned off. Consider also that if a machine WITHIN your network gets a virus, you'd never know about that if all these are turned off. The annoyance of these may be enough for you to do it anyway, but at least think about the consequences. It is probably reasonable to turn off Sender at least.
/sbin/e-smith/config setprop scanner EmailAdmin disabled /sbin/e-smith/config setprop scanner EmailRecips disabled /sbin/e-smith/config setprop scanner EmailSender disabled /sbin/e-smith/signal-event email-update
(My SME customers can request that I do this for them; just call or email)
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