Filename scanning preference order

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Dec 12 11:35:59 GMT 2003

At 11:16 12/12/2003, you wrote:
>I am having a number of users complain about attachments being
>quarantined (and confusing this with virus infection) because
>of double extension filenames, eg. file.tmp.pdf. There is
>no reason to block these files.
>Can I get away with specifying a filename rule to allow any
>.pdf file whilst still keeping the generic mulitple extension
>deny rule in place. Would something like,
>allow   \.pdf$
>be suficient or do the deny rules take precedence over allows?

Yes, that's fine.
The rules are strictly checked in the order they are in the file. The first
rule that matches produces the result.
Julian Field
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