Filter filetype not working

Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions michele at BLACKNIGHTSOLUTIONS.COM
Tue Jan 27 03:41:40 GMT 2004


Could you provide headers of the emails that were not blocked please.


Mr. Michele Neylon
Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd
Tel. + 353 (0)59 9137101
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of Ed Corrado
> Sent: 27 January 2004 02:55
> Subject: Filter filetype not working
> I have recently installed MailScanner on a RedHat machine running
> Sendmail.
> My  main purpose was to use it for spam filtering with
> SpamAssasian. That is
> working great. However, I have been asked to filter out executables.It
> appears the default config files are set up to do this - but it is not
> working. I have just sent my account on the machine running MailScanner a
> e-mail with a .exe file and it didn't get filtered. I also sent a file wit
> the name happy99.exe which is specifically filtered in the configuration
> files and that got past as well. I have not edited filename.rules.conf or
> filetype.rules.conf at all.
> I am running MailScanner version:
>   $Id:,v 2003/11/27 14:45:56 jkf Exp $
> In my MailScanner.conf I have the following two lines:
> Filename Rules = %etc-dir%/filename.rules.conf
> Filetype Rules = %etc-dir%/filetype.rules.conf
> I have seen people asking similar questions in the list archives, but I
> haven't found any suggestions that have worked for me. Does
> anyone have any
> idea what I should be looking for to fix this problem?
> Ed C.

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