BUG: File's not renamed when caught with the file extension checker

Julian Field jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Oct 20 12:36:53 IST 2001

At 19:13 19/10/2001, you wrote:
>I apologize if this has been mentioned before, but I am new to this list.
>During my testing of MailScanner 2.53-1 I've noticed that if I send a file
>through with the name test.vbs or test.jpg.vgs, which does not actually
>contain a virus, it does get quarantined, but the mail is sent on to the
>user with the virus warning named test.vbs or test.jpg.vbs. If I edit this
>file, I see the correct message, but of course people can't double click the
>message to view it.

I have just tested this feature, and it appears to be working as intended.
I mailed myself a file containing a (harmless) online1.htm.vbs file, and
the attachment in the received message was correctly named "VirusWarning.txt".

I would have to suspect the version of the MIME-tools perl module you are
using. I recommend that you use exactly the version that is posted on my
web site at
as there are many "ropey" versions of that module.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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