default file rule

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jan 20 16:51:39 GMT 2004

At 16:47 20/01/2004, you wrote:
>On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Julian Field wrote:
> > At 16:23 20/01/2004, you wrote:
> > >in the file filename.rules.conf it specifies to allow or deny files. What
> > >happens to files which are not listed in this file? i.e. .doc extension is
> > >not in this list. Is there a default action ?
> >
> > The default is to allow it.
>Why are there rules which specify to allow certain files?

Because there are rules later on in the file which may deny them.

>  or rather is it
>possible to change the default rule?

If you want to change the default to deny, add a rule at the end of the
file that says

deny    .       Attachments are not allowed     Attachments are not allowed

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