(Scrubbed) Re: filter by size of attachment

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Jun 30 20:29:34 IST 2003

Do you actually want to filter by total size of message (i.e. sum of all
attachments) or by the size of 1 attachment?
And please don't say both :-)

At 21:10 30/06/2003, you wrote:
>Yes, but my MTA won't allow me to create a whitelist like MailScanner does
>that will bypass that message size limitation.
>In addition to all the other things MailScanner looks for, I'd like to be
>able to check for overly large messages. But, I have some customers who do
>not want  any filtering of anykind whatsoever on their messages. So, I
>just add their 'To:' addresses to the 'do not scan' whitelist in
>MailScanner, and they get what they want. This of course necessitates the
>message size check to be done in MailScanner, rather than the MTA.
> >Alan Fiebig wrote:
> >>
> >> Greetings!
> >>
> >> I know that MailScanner can block/remove file attachments based upon
> the name of the attachment, but does anyone know of a method to
> block/remove an attachment(s) based upon size? Many of my dialup account
> customers have major problems in downloading emails that are over 2 meg
> in size; some have their client lockup, other think it locked up due to
> the time involved in the transfer and just abort.
> >>
> >> I would therefore like to use MailScanner to also block or remove
> attachments that are over a given size, say 2 meg.
> >>
> >> All help is apreciated!
> >>
> >> -Alan
> >
> >Doesn't your MTA do this?
> >
> >Sendmail -
> >O MaxMessageSize=[BYTE SIZE]
> >
> >The MTA won't remove the attachment, but it will most certainly not let
> >it in.
> >
> >Dustin
> >
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Julian Field
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