External message bodies cannot be scanned
mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Nov 29 14:52:48 GMT 2002
At 13:37 29/11/2002, you wrote:
>I don't use any commercial virus scanners (I have "Virus Scanning = yes"
>and "Virus Scanners = none"), only Attachment Filename Checking is used.
>How can I allow zip attachments to go through?
>From: MailScanner <postmaster at xxx.lt>
>Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 15:26:21 +0200
>Subject: Warning: E-mail viruses detected
>The following e-mail messages were found to have viruses in them:
> Sender: xxx
>IP Address: xxx
> Recipient: xxx
> Subject: pianinas piano.zip [1/2]
> MessageID: gATDJGq9022006
> Report: External message bodies cannot be scanned and are removed
The problem is not zip attachments, the problem is that the zip attachment
is not held within the message itself (it normally is in the message), but
is retrieved from some external source by the recipient's mail application,
if it happens to implement that (which very few do).
If you just send the attachment normally, this won't be a problem.
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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