Allowing .exe's

Randal, Phil prandal at
Tue Jun 27 14:56:56 IST 2006

Known infected files, you mean.
It will still let through new viruses for which your virus scanners
don't yet have patterns to detect them.
That may or may not be an acceptable risk.
I personally think it's not.
Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK 


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[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Pravin
Sent: 27 June 2006 14:47
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Allowing .exe's

Infected files will be always stopped, though their extension an type is
allowed in mailscanner conf.

On 6/27/06, emm1 < ljosnet at <mailto:ljosnet at> > wrote:

Hello, if I allow .exe's in filename.rules.conf and
filetype.rules.conf will MailScanner let viruses through or will
Clamav stop them?

I have a mailserver with few people who are sending small programs but
MailScanner always stops them, so I am trying to find a way to let it 
through without opening up for viruses.

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