Zero-length attachments

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Wed Oct 1 21:12:10 IST 2003

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 20:32, Antony Stone wrote:

>I'd still like to see some MailScanner option for treating zero-size
>attachments differently from "real" ones.

Hmmm, the more I think of this the less simple it seems!  A one byte
file isn't dangerous either, or a two byte.  When does applying 'common
sense' cease to be common sense?

There is some merit in including the file size in the report, although
Mr. Clueless L. User probably doesn't even know what a byte is  (looking
at my logs theres certainly plenty of folks who have no appreciation of
how big a megabyte is!).

Maybe the answer is actually just to tune the reports, so the users get
a report which says 'Our policy is to block files of this type as they
have been known to carry viruses or other malicious content'  Rather
than the default rather terse and alarmist reports.

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