strange blocking

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at
Tue Feb 14 13:56:33 GMT 2006

Jonas Lilja wrote:

>Hi, my problem is that if I have to send an exe-file, I usually (in an earlier version of MailScanner) rename the file to txt and it will pass through the MailScanner filter. But - after the upgrade - if I first compress the exe-file to zip and then rename the zip to txt it will be blocked by MailScanner (I can still rename pure exe-files to txt and send them). I have already comment out "Block executables" in my conf but leaved the default block rule for exe, com and other dangerous attachements. How can I solve this?
>/Jonas Lilja, Sweden.
>PS- I´m running MailScanner on a RedHat ES4.

It is probably caught by filetype.rules.conf that checks the first bytes 
of each attachment to determine their true nature.

Personnally, I turned it off...


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