filename/type exceptions

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Aug 4 21:41:38 IST 2006

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Kevin Miller wrote:
> It's the end of the week, I'd rather be out fishing, and most of my
> latte is still in the cup so induldge me please if I'm being braindead.
> A person is trying to send some of my users an .mp3 file but it is
> blocked. ( I pretty much just go w/the MS defaults for file name/type
> blocking.)  I figured no problem, a ruleset is the way to go.  Thing is,
> the sample rulesets and those I've created in the past have an action of
> "yes" or "no".  
> The MailScanner.conf says the filename and filetype can be the name of a
> ruleset, but right now for instance, 
> Filename Rules = %etc-dir%/filename.rules.conf
> So if I was to make a new ruleset in the rules dir, (ending in .rules of
> course) what would it look like.  I want to maintain the existing
> filename/type exclusions as a default, but allow this one fellow to send
> the .mp3 file.
> Would I have to copy the filename.rules.conf file to something like
> filename.exceptions.conf, rem out the line for mpegs, the create a
> filename.rules file that has:
> From:		Joe.Blow at	filename.exceptions.conf
> FromOrTo:	default			filename.rules.conf
> Then do the same for filetype?
> Seems like overkill to have to make a custom filename/type file for each
> exception but maybe that's how it's done?

The easy solution is to see the "Allow Filetypes" setting in 
MailScanner.conf. This saves you having to mess around with multiple 
filetype.rules.conf files. Similar for filenames as well.
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