Mailscanner does not identify attachment in mail

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Thu May 4 12:31:15 IST 2006

Jan-Peter Koopmann wrote on Thu, 4 May 2006 12:20:27 +0200:

> Because the 
> attachment in the message was not identified as such and therefore the 
> uuencoded (or base64?) attachment triggered all sorts of SA rules. The real 
> question now is: Why did Mailscanner not pick up the attachment?

I don't think this is not a MailScanner thing. uuencoded messages are indeed 
scanned by SA like a text message and may create weird results. I guess they 
didn't stop this so spammers can't bypass by a simple begin line.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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