Allowing .exe's

Raj rajlinux at
Tue Jun 27 15:08:14 IST 2006

see there is no harm on giving user the right to send *.exe, Your clamav can
still stop them if it is infected. Read the wiki there is a block diagram
which shows the 3 steps of mail scanner.
1. Spam check
2. ClamAV for virus
3,. Attachment manipulation.

So if you have virus on *.exe this will stop the mails reaching the user,

But hee... still it is risky , most of the viruses are *.exe file, & if your
freshcalm didnt work or clamav database fails to identify any new virus ,
then your are @#$%^&*!@#$%^&!@#$%^&.. boy

On 6/27/06, emm1 <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.
> Thanks!
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