Fragmented messages

S Mohan smohan at
Wed Feb 26 00:09:12 GMT 2003

I'd recommend users be educated to send ftp links and upload files to
the locations. In my experience, such are mails also clog up the queue,
defragmentation is sometimes improper and requires the same client on
both ends!


-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
Behalf Of Rick
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: Fragmented messages


Unfortunatley blocking emails of this type is not really an option. Our
members really need a way to send large attachments and OE does provide
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

Rick Noble

> > 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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