Transparently disinfecting attachments

Tue Dec 17 20:21:29 GMT 2002

On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 18:47, Julian Field wrote:
> At 17:15 17/12/2002, you wrote:
> >I may be missing something obvious, but with MailScanner 4.10-1 and
> >f-prot, is there any way to disinfect a file (e.g. a word document) and
> >put it back into the email rather than emailing the disinfected one
> >seperately?
> >
> >(hope I made enough sense then :)
> I intentionally didn't do this. I'm not sure entirely why, but I did have a
> very good reason at the time. For one thing it makes management aware that
> MailScanner has fixed the problem for them, and advertising gently to one's
> PHBs is usually a good idea, makes them want to carry on paying you :-)

Very true, but wouldn't adding in an extra attachment just before it do
the job just as well? :)

I have to admit that the current way works fine, but I'm planning on
using it to virus scan email for customers, so transparent is good from
that point of view (as long as you tell them that you did something

But thanks for a great product :)

Simon Dick <simon at>

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