Setting spam assassin to capture viruses?

Danny Horne danny at
Sat May 3 06:05:03 PDT 2003

Dragoncrest was once thought to have said:
> 	Is there a way I can adjust by hand spam assassin's config file or one of
> the files it uses to detect spam so that it also will look for attachments
> and if it finds anything with the extension of pif, scr, exe, or com, it
> will automatically flag it as spam and toss it in my spam folder?  I want
> to set it to block certain types of attachments on email.  Or would that be
> better done with procmail?  Qpopper?  Just curious what's the best way to
> block these.  I figure if spam assassin will do it, I'll just adjust it so
> that it takes care of this for me.  Thanks.
I use this procmail recipe for that -
:0 fhw
* B ?? ^Content-type: (audio|application)
* B ?? name=.*\.(com|exe|bat|scr|pif|hta|shs|vb[es]|ws[fh])\>
* Subject: *\/.+
| formail -I "Subject: POSSIBLE VIRUS: $MATCH"

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