how to re-submit a 'quarantined' message

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2003-11-19
2013-04-11
  • hello,

    i'm using amavisd + spamassassin + sendmail,
    on a linux machine, mainly as a spam filter and also to block some unwanted files (exe, com, bat etc...).

    I would like to re-submit some of the blocked messages stored in /var/virusmail.

    I did not found a method to re-submit a blocked mail.

    Help with it will be greatly appreciated.

     
    • Sven
      Sven
      2004-12-23

      I know this is an old message, but I've just worked out a way (couldn't find anything anywhere!)

      I know this first part is probably not the best way of doing it, but its the only way I could think of.

      All of this is the root user on the mailing machine of course...

      1.  Add root@hostname.domain.com to the white list (thought that no one knows what the host name of the mailing machine is called!)

      2.  copy the blocked mail somewhere
         cp /var/spool/amavis/virusmails/blocked.gx ~/mail.forward.gz

      3. unzip it
         gunzip -d mail.forward.gz

      4. make sure that the to: line in the post is ok (some people send it to themselves and bcc the recipients)

      5.  send it on!
         cat mail.forward | sendmail
      (or if using postfix)
         cat mail.forward | sendmail.postfix

      Hope this is of use to some people.