Outgoing mail getting blocked

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Thu Dec 8 18:21:03 GMT 2005

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Ed Wallig spake the following on 12/8/2005 5:06 AM:
> Thanks Scott, I'll have a look but won't that setting turn off the file
> check feature for incoming mail as well?
>  - Ed
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
> Of Scott Silva
> Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 5:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Outgoing mail getting blocked
> Ed Wallig spake the following on 12/7/2005 1:22 PM:
>>Using MailScanner and ClamAV - I sometimes need to send zipped 
>>executables to my remote locations for software patches, etc (no FTP).
>>MailScanner is catching the exe file in the zip file and kicking it 
>>back. Granted, I can change the extension to .xyz or something like 
>>that before zipping it but I'd like to write a rule that allows these 
>>files from my domain if it comes from my internal mail server - is 
>>that possible? If so, can someone provide an example?
>>If its not possible, is there another alternative that leaves the 
>>extension scanning functionality in place but allows outbound delivery 
>>for certain files?
>> - Ed Wallig
> Ed,
> Look for this in MailScanner.conf;
> # The maximum depth to which zip archives will be unpacked, to allow for #
> checking filenames and filetypes within zip archives.
> #
> # Note: This setting does *not* affect virus scanning in archives at all.
> #
> # 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.
> # This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
> Maximum Archive Depth = 0
If you want to scan incoming archives and not outgoing, you will have to
use a ruleset instead of a fixed number.
Some examples here;


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