Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Jan 11 20:48:18 GMT 2006

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Kevin Miller wrote:

>dnsadmin wrote:
>>At 04:13 AM 1/11/2006, you wrote:
>>>I concur.
>>>Please remind me when something is due for removal.
>>I still see lots of .pif attempts. Allow at your own demise! I've yet
>>to see a valid .scr, .hlp, .ico, or .cur and I've definitely run into
>>some mentally debilitated users!
>I agree.  I guess if it could be shown that none of the viruses on the
>wild list use those extensions I'd say remove them, but if there's a
>potential for exploitation then leave 'em.  It's a lot cheaper timewise
>for an end user to zip the file or other method like ftp if it's
>legitimate, than it is for me to clean several hundred machines if a
>virus gets loose in our internal email.  DAMHIKT!

I also see the other side of this argument. However, given that both 
sides have valid points, I can only come down on the safe side. If you 
don't like the rules, edit them. I will play safe for now.
Any more thoughts on this argument?

Julian Field
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