Blocked Extensions in password-protected zip archives

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Tue Aug 14 11:31:31 IST 2007

Tim Sattler wrote on Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:49:24 +0200:

> Is it possible? Or is there another way how I can achieve a different 
> handling of blocked extensions for password-protected on one hand and 
> normal zip archives on the other?

Are you sure this is a matter of "blocked extensions"? I rather think this 
is a matter of "password-protected archive". MailScanner treats 
password-protected archives as viruses. It would need to stop that. This 
topic has come up regularly in the past, but Julian is reluctant to do 
this. The effect of handling it as a virus is that it doesn't get saved to 
the quarantine (if you keep it "clean") and thus can't be released.

If you want to have all password-protected archives just pass thru 
directly in the inboxes then set
Allow Password-Protected Archives = yes
but this will also allow password-protected archives with malware right in 
the inbox.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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