Outlook Rich Text Format messages - how to let through?

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at netmagicsolutions.com
Wed Feb 8 11:32:22 GMT 2006

Jim Holland wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Jody Cleveland wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 14:05:13 -0600 
>> From: Jody Cleveland <Cleveland at winnefox.org>
>> Reply-To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info>
>> To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
>> Subject: Outlook Rich Text Format messages - how to let through?
>> I'm running MailScanner ver. 4.50.15 on a redhat 4.0AS server that then
>> routes to an exchange 2003 server. I recently upgraded to this version
>> of MailScanner, and I'm noticing these reports from the quarantine:
>> MailScanner: No Outlook Rich Text Format messages due to security hole,
>> use HTML instead (msg-2611-3.txt)
> I noticed something interesting with the blocking of TNF attachments: When
> an Outlook Express user complained and I released the message from
> quarantine it was delivered successfully but the attachment still appeared
> totally invisible to the OE user.  It seems that as OE is incapable of
> parsing these attachments it ignores them completely.  Is this what other
> people have found?  If I am correct, then it is a major benefit to have
> them blocked so that the recipients can for the first time see what they
> are missing because of the senders' incompetent MS Outlook configuration.

I vaguely remember someone (on this list or some other list) writing a 
utility to extract tnef (winmail.dat) and re-attach them as normal 
attachments. Let me see if i can dig it out.

- dhawal

> Regards
> Jim Holland
> System Administrator
> MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service

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