Some mail coming in without attachments
Alex Neuman van der Hans
alex at nkpanama.com
Fri Dec 1 23:48:58 GMT 2006
You can always take the message source, copy the MIME attachment into a
MIME decoder program (there are a couple available for Windows) and then
get the winmail.dat file from that. Afterwards you can get another
program to decode the winmail.dat program to get at the actual attachments.
Scott Silva wrote:
> Michael St. Laurent spake the following on 12/1/2006 11:23 AM:
>> I thought the same thing at first but the attachment went through when
>> it was sent to a web mail account.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
>> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Scott
>> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 11:11 AM
>> To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
>> Subject: Re: Some mail coming in without attachments
>> Michael St. Laurent spake the following on 12/1/2006 9:37 AM:
>>> I've got two reports of emails being delivered without the Word
>>> attachments they were sent with. Several attempts to send each of
>>> and each time the mail was delivered but there was no attachment.
>>> Redhat Linux 9:
>>> MailScanner-4.56.8-1 from the RPM install
>>> ClamAV 0.88.6 & SpamAssassin 3.1.7 from the easy installation package
>>> These packages were updated to the latest versions only a few weeks
>>> ago. So far the only other problem reported is a higher instance of
>>> virus mails getting through to the secondary virus scanner (which is
>>> running on the internal Exchange server).
>> Look for the obvious things like tnef encoded files being sent from an
>> user to an outlook express user. You really need to look at the message
>> and see if the attachments really aren't there.
> But the webmail program might have TNEF decoding built in to it. You really
> need to look at the message source on the machine that has the problem. If the
> receiver is outlook express, it is very common. It doesn't even say there is
> an attachment most of the time.
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