Fragmented messages

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 29 15:20:25 IST 2005

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On 29/08/05, Venkatesh.S <venkatesh_s at> wrote:
>  hello all,
> can i know why these happen, which i got the report below, coz there r mails
> which r important to me, can anyone explain me this , its very important to
> know.  
> " Report: MailScanner: Fragmented messages cannot be scanned and are
> removed."
> regards
> venkatesh
>  -- 
>  Venkatesh.S
>  venkatesh_s at
> -- 
> - The professional email service

I do believe it is this.... from MailScanner.conf:

# Do you want to allow partial messages, which only contain a fraction of
# the attachments, not the whole thing? There is absolutely no way to
# scan these "partial messages" properly for viruses, as MailScanner never
# sees all of the attachment at the same time. Enabling this option can
# allow viruses through. You have been warned.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset so you can, for example, allow
# them in outgoing mail but not in incoming mail.
Allow Partial Messages = no

.... So if you need them to go through, make a ruleset allowing
partial messages for the recipients and/or senders that "need" this.
Or just plain say "yes", but as stated.... you expose yourself to risk then.

-- Glenn
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