how to re-submit a 'quarantined' message

  • Sven

    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 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.