Package mimedefang

E-Mail filtering framework using Sendmail's Milter interface

MIMEDefang is an e-mail filter program which works with Sendmail 8.12
and later. It filters all e-mail messages sent via SMTP. MIMEDefang
splits multi-part MIME messages into their components and potentially
deletes or modifies the various parts. It then reassembles the parts
back into an e-mail message and sends it on its way.

There are some caveats you should be aware of before using MIMEDefang.
MIMEDefang potentially alters e-mail messages. This breaks a "gentleman's
agreement" that mail transfer agents do not modify message bodies. This
could cause problems, for example, with encrypted or signed messages.

Version: 2.85

General Commands

mimedefang-util Utility script for message structure debugging

File Formats

mimedefang-filter Configuration file for MIMEDefang mail filter.


mimedefang-notify Conventions used by mimedefang-multiplexor(8) to notify an external program of state changes.
mimedefang-protocol Conventions used by mimedefang(8) to communicate with filter programs.

System Administration

md-mx-ctrl Control mimedefang-multiplexor
mimedefang Sendmail MIME mail filter
mimedefang-multiplexor Process pool controller for mail filters. Perl script to scan MIME messages.
watch-mimedefang Keep an eye on mimedefang-multiplexor
watch-multiple-mimedefangs Keep an eye on a cluster of MIMEDefang machines