Allowing .exe files in .zip files

Mark Nienberg mark at TIPPINGMAR.COM
Mon Aug 16 18:10:35 IST 2004

On 16 Aug 2004 at 10:55, Renata D. Vieira wrote:

> Does anyone know if it is possible to configure MailScanner to allow .exe files compressed in .zip
> files?

You can configure MailScanner so it does not enforce filename checks on files that
are compresed in zipfiles.

# The maximum depth to which zip archives will be unpacked, to allow for
# checking filenames and filetypes within zip archives.
# To disable this feature set this to 0.
# A common useful setting is this option = 0, and Allow Password-Protected
# Archives = no. That block password-protected archives but does not do
# any filename/filetype checks on the files within the archive.
Maximum Archive Depth = 0

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