File Attachment Rules

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Aug 23 09:21:12 IST 2006

Colin Jack wrote:
> I'm a newbie to MailScanner, so please be gentle ...
> I want to create a ruleset for Allow Filenames but am not sure of the
> syntax
> If I edit MailScanner.conf then I use
> Allow Filenames = /.pdf$ /.zip$ etc.
They should \ and not /
> If however I change that to
> Allow Filenames = %ruledir%/filenames.rules
%rules-dir% not %ruledir%
> then create a filenames.rules file do I just put
> /.pdf$
> /.zip$
> /.ico$
> in the rules file or do I have to put in other stuff?
In the filename.rules file you need to put rules that would like

From: user1 at \.pdf$ \.zip$ \.ico$
To: * \.pdf$
FromOrTo: abuse at .

This would
1) Allow *.pdf *.zip *.ico in mail from the address user1 at
2) Allow *.pdf in mail to anyone at
3) Allow everything ('.' matches any character and so will match every 
filename) in mail from or to abuse at

> Thanks
> Colin
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