Allowing .bmp and other Graphic Files To Get Through

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Thu Nov 9 16:46:28 GMT 2006

Depends on how many users you're talking about.  If it's just a few, I'd
set up whitelists for those select folks.  If you're managing multiple
domains and dealing with large numbers of people wanting this, it
becomes a policy decision and hence, much more political.  I try to stay
out of politics. <g>
In August I asked about allowing filetypes through via white lists.  See
the archives for August 10, subject "ALLOW FILETYPES in
MailScanner.conf".  Holler if you can't find it and I'll dig up the
details.  It was quite easy to set up...

Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Admin., Mail Admin.
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500



From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Kaplan,
Andrew H.
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 6:07 AM
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Allowing .bmp and other Graphic Files To Get Through

Hi there -


The current MailScanner configuration on our server does not allow .bmp
and other graphic files to get through to the recipient. 

I have received requests to be more lenient in this matter. What would
be the best configuration setting(s) to implement? Thanks. 

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