Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 22:40:45 +1100
From: Richard Keech
Subject: RE: sendmail disclaimer
To: Linux Users of Victoria

On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 21:45, Harman Nagra wrote:

> Hi Colin,
> I aksed the same question a few mths ago and unfortunately,
> came to a conclusion, that there is no "easy" way.

behold an easy way!

mailscanner can do this.

mailscanner is a tool for integrating sendmail with an
antivirus engine. you could easily substitute a null
wrapper script in place of the AV engine if you don't
care for the virus scanning.

to get it to append to each message, in the config file
set the option "Sign Clean Messages" and modify the
files /etc/MailScanner/reports/en/inline.sig.{html,txt}
to contain your disclaimer.

the beauty with mailscanner is you don't even need to
modify your sendmail configuration. you just replace
the sendmail service script with the mailscanner
service script, which calls sendmail in a different way.

i've been using it for about six months now and been
very happy with it (well my clients have been).

get mailscanner from

G. Richard Keech Chief Instructor / Senior Consultant
Red Hat Asia-Pacific,
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