[Esd-l] Conditionnal postmaster notifications

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Sun Aug 29 09:41:46 PDT 2004

On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Pierre Etchemaite wrote:

> I (as postmaster) would like not to be notified of some file types
> being filtered; .pif, .scr, .vbs,... have not a single chance of
> being a legitimate file in business, reading those notifications
> is just a waste, and they're about half of the notifications I get
> those days.

Yeah, don't I know it...

> Of course, a solution would be to filter those notifications in
> the procmail recipe that's already in charge of sorting postmaster
> email, but I wondered if procmail-security already had provision
> for this feature, or if you would be interested in that idea...

At present, no, there is no such capability built-in. The way the
sanitizer is structured it would probably be some more procmail
processing after the perl part runs, since procmail handles the
implementation of the policy (quarantining, notification, etc.)

If you want to work up a patch for the sanitizer I'd be happy to
include it. I would suggest something along the lines of
against the sanitizer status headers.

Something to consider: what if an email comes in with both types of
attachments? You'd probably want to be notified.

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