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Old 20th July 2010, 13:15
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Default Scan for a virus before that scan for an .exe attachment file

Hi all,
I'm running a mailserver based of Perferc Debian ISPConfig server. (version

I've notice that everytime that somebody try to send a virus to an email, the system is doing this steps:
1)checking if the email address is valid
2)checking if the attachment is an .exe file, in this case send a bounced email
3)checking if the attachment is a virus, in this case it discards.

I would like basically to swap the points 2 and 3... so that if somebody try to send an .exe file that is a virus, it will not receive a bounced email...

How can I do it?

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Old 20th July 2010, 13:26
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All scanning is done by amavisd. If you wnat to change the order how amavisd does its job, you might have to reqrite the sources of the amavisd daemon.
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Get ISPConfig support and the ISPConfig 3 manual from ispconfig.org.
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Old 20th July 2010, 13:52
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ah ok Till,
I was hoping that it was more simple...
If it is like that, doesn't matter for now... anyway I think that in theory amavis should do as I said... otherwhise if somebody send a virus in an .exe file, he will receive a bounced email, that will let him know the existence of that email...

Thanks a lot
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