workaround for "file size limit exceeded" messages?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Nov 5 09:42:24 GMT 2003

At 12:49 04/11/2003, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
> > Good point. Sorry for the lousy code. The attached patch might work
> > slightly better. You did keep your unpatched original
> > file, didn't you? :)
>I think that (as well as stripping (raw) )if it detects "File size limit
>exceeded" it is treating it as a virus.  Unfortunately clam seems to give
>this response with any file that achieves a high compression ratio, (ie
>the same behaviour as last nights patch?)  This causes me problems because
>I have folks sending files with compression ratios around 12:1 which
>trigger this warning from Clam.
>I think the answer may be to solve the other issues with the clam wrapper
>I mentioned so that the external unzipper works (which clam uses when the
>internal unzipper fails), then ignore this message.

Do other people agree that this is the preferred behaviour?
Detect the virus, but ignore "File size limit exceeded" messages?

Your votes please...
Julian Field
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