completely disable quarantine?

Jo Rhett jrhett at
Wed Nov 23 19:25:09 CET 2011

On Nov 22, 2011, at 11:33 AM, Mark Martinec wrote:
>> On Nov 18, 2011, at 5:49 PM, Mark Martinec wrote:
>>> the quarantine can be disabled by setting $QUARANTINEDIR to undef,
>>> or setting each $*quarantine_to or $*quarantine_method to undef.
>> But the default config requires $QUARANTINEDIR to be set for at least one
>> of the virus scanners to operate…
> No, it is not necessary to have a quarantine enabled to do virus scanning
> (or any other content scanning).

From the amavisd.conf.dist file:

    # Adjust the path of the binary and the virus database as needed.
    # 'vascan' does not allow to have the temp directory to be the same as
    # the quarantine directory, and the quarantine option can not be disabled.
    # If $QUARANTINEDIR is not used, then another directory must be specified
    # to appease 'vascan'

Jo Rhett
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