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MIMEDEFANG.PL(8)	    System Manager's Manual	      MIMEDEFANG.PL(8)

NAME
       mimedefang.pl - Perl script to scan MIME	messages.

SYNOPSIS
       mimedefang.pl [-f filter] dir

DESCRIPTION
       mimedefang.pl is	a Perl script designed to work with mimedefang(8).  It
       takes a single argument which is	a directory which should contain files
       laid out	as described in	mimedefang(8).

OPTIONS
       -f filter
	      Specifies	 the  name of the file containing the filter.  If this
	      option is	omitted,  the  default	filter	/usr/local/etc/mimede-
	      fang/mimedefang-filter is	used.

OPERATION
       mimedefang.pl  evaluates	the file /usr/local/etc/mimedefang/mimedefang-
       filter as a Perl	fragment.  This	file should define the	filter	proce-
       dure.   For each	part of	a MIME message,	mimedefang.pl calls filter and
       disposes	of the part as instructed by the filter.  The various modes of
       disposition are described in mimedefang-filter(5).

TESTING	FILTERS
       You  are	 strongly recommended to test your filter before installing it
       in /usr/local/etc/mimedefang/mimedefang-filter.	To  test  the  filter,
       save it in a file (e.g. test-filter) and	run this command:

	    mimedefang.pl -f test-filter -test

       This tests the filter for syntactic correctness.	 If it passes, you can
       install it as a production filter.  (Note that the test tests only  for
       correct	Perl  syntax;  it doesn't make sure your filter	does something
       sensible.)

MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS
       There are a few other ways to invoke mimedefang.pl:

	    mimedefang.pl -features

       prints a	list of	detected optional  Perl	 modules.   The	 output	 looks
       something like this:

	    SpamAssassin: yes

	    mimedefang.pl -validate

       calls  the  function  filter_validate, if it is defined in your filter.
       filter_validate should return an	integer; this becomes the  exit	 code.
       If  filter_validate  does  not  exist,  an error	message	is printed and
       mimedefang.pl exits with	an exit	code of	1.

AUTHOR
       mimedefang.pl was written  by  Dianne  Skoll  <dfs@roaringpenguin.com>.
       The mimedefang home page	is http://www.mimedefang.org/.

SEE ALSO
       mimedefang(8), mimedefang-filter(5), mimedefang-protocol(7)

4th Berkeley Distribution	8 February 2005		      MIMEDEFANG.PL(8)

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