mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Feb 25 17:44:56 GMT 2003
In more recent versions there is the following configuration option to let
you disable this check:
# Do you want to allow partial messages, which only contain a fraction of
# the attachments, not the whole thing? There is absolutely no way to
# scan these "partial messages" properly for viruses, as MailScanner never
# sees all of the attachment at the same time. Enabling this option can
# allow viruses through. You have been warned.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset so you can, for example, allow
# them in outgoing mail but not in incoming mail.
Allow Partial Messages = no
At 17:08 25/02/2003, you wrote:
>Unfortunatley blocking emails of this type is not really an option.
>Our members really need a way to send large attachments and OE does
>that with the splitting apart of large messages. I would hope that there
>would be a way
>to ignore it and let it pass if it can't be scanned do this.
> > > I seem to be experiencing an occasional problem, it seems when
> > > tries to send a large attachment that is split into multi
> > > messages using
> > > OE
> > > we get the following error:
> > > Report: Fragmented messages cannot be scanned and are removed
> > >
> > > If you are using Microsoft Outlook, we strongly recommend
> > > you change
> > > your
> > > outgoing message format from "Rich Text" to "HTML" or
> > > "Plain Text".
> > >
> > > However in the mailscanner config file I have the following set,
> > > is the only Microsoft OE specific settings I could find
> > > Deliver Unparsable TNEF = yes
> > > Allow IFrame Tags = yes
> > >
> > > What am I missing?
> > > I really only want mailscanner to check for viruses not
> > Thats the problem, you cant check a splitt message for virus as far as
> > know.
> > I think the best thing to do is to block this and dont let them threw.
> > For the moment I dont know any virus thats doing this but Im just
> > for
> > the first virus that will use this option to pass gateways
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