Filetypes and filenames not being checked

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at
Fri Jul 28 21:37:43 IST 2006

Do the headers of the message you received by chance include the text
"not scanned"?  Or, in other words, are you testing from a host or
address that you've whitelisted?  I can reproduce the behavior you're
reporting when sending from a whitelisted host -- unfortunately my
updated mailscanner system's not in production yet, so I can't test this
specific scenario from a non-whitelisted host yet.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at 
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of DAve
> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 11:44 AM
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: Filetypes and filenames not being checked
> 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?
> Thanks,
> DAve
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