Bothersome attachment stripping

Steve Hickel smhickel at CHARTERMI.NET
Fri Aug 5 13:02:16 IST 2005

    [ The following text is in the "ISO-8859-1" character set. ]
    [ Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set.  ]
    [ Some characters may be displayed incorrectly. ]

Anybody have any ideas how to fix this?




We have a setting somewhere that is driving us nuts...Although we allow ZIP files to pass through, there is a setting somewhere that reads the contents of the ZIP file. If it finds inside the zip file a file with a forbidden extension (BAT, EXE, etc.) it Drops AND DELETES the attachment. We no longer can manually retrieve the attachment like we used to.
Here is an example of an error message embedded in the email text.......
Warning: This message has had one or more attachments removed (PrintSign.bat, Please read the "" attachment(s) for more information.
Here is the contents of "".................

This is a message from the MailScanner E-Mail Virus Protection Service
The original e-mail attachment ""
is on the list of unacceptable attachments for this site and has been
replaced by this warning message.

Due to limitations placed on us by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers
Act 2000, we were unable to keep a copy of the original attachment.

At Thu Aug  4 19:01:03 2005 the virus scanner said:
   MailScanner: Batch files are often malicious (PrintSign.bat)

MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

------------------------ MailScanner list ------------------------
To unsubscribe, email jiscmail at with the words:
'leave mailscanner' in the body of the email.
Before posting, read the Wiki ( and
the archives (

Support MailScanner development - buy the book off the website!

More information about the MailScanner mailing list