Filetypes and filenames not being checked

DAve dave.list at
Fri Jul 21 20:30:10 IST 2006

Dhawal Doshy wrote:
> DAve wrote:
>> DAve wrote:
>>> Good morning,
>>> I have just had a user bring to my attention that since I upgraded to 
>>> 4.54.x we are no longer stopping filenames with double suffixes or 
>>> banned suffixes.
>>> I tried a test and sure enough two files went right through, 
>>> test.svx.doc and test.scr. I double checked my conf files and 
>>> everything looks good, mailscanner --lint shows no errors.
>>> I haven't changed anything in the conf file except to add MailWatch. 
>>> I went through the change log and docs and didn't see anything that I 
>>> thought would affect me.
>>> Has there been a change in how the filename.rules.conf files work?
> Do you have 'Scan Messages = yes' & 'Dangerous Content Scanning = yes'?
> See 
> for an incomplete list of dependencies..

Yes I do, but I'll go read that page anyway Never hurts to learn sumthin'


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logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.

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