Virus Notification Messages

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Virus Notification Messages

Post by djwhisky » Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:03 am

When you select AntiVirus in the MTA properties, there's the option of sending an email virus notification message, both back to the sender and also to a specific email address.

Is there a way of customizing the email at all? Its fine for informing me of the virus but if i want the email to inform the sender, i'd like to customize it to pad it out a bit with some more information and company details etc. Is there any way of doing this?

If there is a way of customizing it, is there any way of customizing the message per postoffice?



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Post by Alyson_J » Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:36 pm

Actually configuring the email to reply to the sender is a bad idea. Most viruses forge the from addresses and thus you are not informing the right person anyway, and therefore in addition to the flood of mail from viruses hitting servers, the problem is compounded by auto replies.

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Post by djwhisky » Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:06 pm

Very true i spose - would still be nice to do some kind of customisation so at least for the notification messages so that i could include the name of the virus for my own info... although i think i know the name of all the viruses at the moment... mydoom mydoom mydoom mydoom ggrrrr! :roll:

It would also be nice, maybe, to get some header information through too... so you can see the IP of where the email is coming from rather than the email address which is, as you said, useless!

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Post by Christian L » Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:30 pm

Would be very useful with tha names of the viruses being caught. I agree!

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Post by Kiliman » Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:30 pm

See my post "Improved Virus Notification"

If you're not using McAfee, I may be able to help you modify the script for your particular scan engine.


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