Exemptions for filename checks

John Rudd jrudd at KZIN.UCSC.EDU
Sat Dec 14 22:33:03 GMT 2002

> From: Richard Lynch <rich at MAIL.WVNET.EDU>
> I've received a couple of complaints about not allowing .exe files.
> Apparently, a national bank sends out monthly statements in the form of
> a .exe file.  Users run it and scroll through their bank statement. I
> tried adding the site to the spam whitelist but that didn't work.  After
> all, it's not a spam problem, it's an illegal attachment filename
> problem.
> Is there a way to exempt a specific site from the filename checks?  I
> don't won't to make .exe files wide open, I think they should be
> restricted.  I just want to open it up for this one site.  Any iedas?
> Thanks.

If not, you might try allowing a regexp that matches their file name
pattern.  For example, if their statement is in the form:


you could make an allow rule for  statement-\d\d-\d\d\d\d.exe
which is earlier in your rule file than the one that blocks .exe's.

Just a thought.

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