Allowing .pr3 files through

Michael Mansour micoots at
Sat Dec 9 08:22:09 GMT 2006

Hi Res,

That worked fine, .pr3's are going through.



----- Original Message ----
From: Res <res at>
To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
Sent: Saturday, 9 December, 2006 6:23:27 PM
Subject: Re: Allowing .pr3 files through

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006, Michael Mansour wrote:

> I reaaly hate top posting but am using the new Yahoo mail beta and it doesn't seem I can change this to good old ">" replies.

hehe  OK

> I tried this and get:
> # file wimrpmd2.pr3
> wimrpmd2.pr3: MS-DOS executable (EXE), OS/2 or MS Windows
> So you're right, the server considers these files executables so they match against one of these:
> deny    ELF             No executables          No programs allowed
> deny    executable      No executables          No programs allowed
> Hmm.. this now poses the question, how can I allow .pr3 files specifically but disallow all other executables?

You will have to at least change 'executable' to allow...
allow    executable      No executables          No programs allowed

file name and type are 2 different types of tests, I guess you can then 
use the defaults in filename conf with denies on the executables. This is 
what we do, except we also allow '.exe'


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