Recipient logic when attachments are stripped

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Feb 25 22:34:35 GMT 2005

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James Gray wrote:

>Got a interesting one, that is probably a quick answer.  Yesterday we had a
>message come in addressed "To:  <distribution-list>", "Cc: <another-list>".
>Both lists are on the Exchange server which is protected by the MS server in
>front of it.  Now the message had an attachment with a double extension which
>was caught and quarantined (good).  However, the list in the "Cc" didn't get
>the message (so I'm told).  Now this could be people attempting to cover
>their a$$ but the fact they raised a trouble ticket (which means they will be
>found out if they're telling porkies) casts some doubt on that theory.
>So my question is; does MailScanner drop the Cc/Bcc list when a problem with a
>message is detected, or does it honour the recipient list?
MailScanner doesn't even look at the To: CC: and Bcc: headers, it uses
the recipients in the envelope which will include all three.

Julian Field
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