Re: RE: Anomy and Macs

From: Rick Johnson (
Date: Wed 23 Oct 2002 - 23:51:48 GMT

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    The line fine_name_tpl is also used to define where the attachments are

    Mine looks like:

     file_name_tpl = /var/quarantine/att-$F-$T.$$

    Which defaults it to /var/quarantine, and renames the extension to something
    rather nasty in general :-) (att-<random char><safe name>-<random char><unix
    time>.<2 random chars>).

    If left undefined, it uses the following (found in


    ... which means they're stored in /tmp - not a bad place, but tmpwatch on
    some distros will wipe them out if unused for a period of time. Better hope
    it's not important if you forget about it :-)

    At any rate, the directory must exist according to the docs. /tmp is pretty
    safe w/ that assumption.

    Rick Johnson, RHCE -
    Linux/WAN Administrator - Medata, Inc. (from home)
    ----- Original Message -----
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    Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 1:43 PM
    Subject: RE: [anomy-list]: RE: Anomy and Macs

    > Hi Guys:
    > I have been using anomy for a while, really nice.
    > I followed the installation instructions from advosys.canada
    > My question is, where is that quarantine file or folder located ?
    > It seems I don't have that.
    > Please enlighten me.
    > Cheers, Carlos
    > By the way, I'm glad the new version supports attachments handling (like
    > compression)
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Rick Johnson []
    > Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:31 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: Re: [anomy-list]: RE: Anomy and Macs
    > On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 13:14, wrote:
    > > I would never drop a winmail.dat, mdb, or mde file (rather save them);
    > otherwise Adam's lis is great.
    > Agreed - Sometimes my "clients" (users) have received "important"
    > attachments contained within winmail.dat files. I end up having to
    > extract them via the tnef utility. However, I do purge my quarantine
    > regularly if they don't contain anything besides text since the text is
    > usually duplicated in the text portion of the message. I do, however,
    > take the time to educate them so that they can educate their senders. It
    > helps to explain that "Outlook Rich Text" isn't readable by other
    > clients.
    > --
    > Rick Johnson, RHCE -
    > Linux/WAN Administrator - Medata, Inc.
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