Problem with HTML disarm

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Dec 26 21:48:03 GMT 2007

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Julian Field wrote:
> * PGP Signed: 12/21/07 at 17:42:14
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
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>> shuttlebox wrote:
>>> I've recently been involved in debugging Nortel HW and their support
>>> made some remarks about how MailScanner disarms HTML I wanted to share
>>> with the list.
>> ....
>>> Anyone else this has happened to? Opinions? Could this be added to MS
>>> for more correct HTML rendering?
>> I have not been bitten by it. But their remark is a valid concern and
>> their proposed solution makes sense to me.
>> I would recommend to disable script that way in MailScanner.
> I'll take a look, but no guarantees as it's not just a tag replacement.
> Current planned improvements are:
> 1) etrust-autoupdate needs fixing to use the correct autoupdater in 
> the latest version, while not breaking backwards compatibility with 
> any previous versions.
Done that one.
> 2) Produce a customised report on receipt of password-protected 
> archives, back to sender.
> 3) Comment out scripts in HTML emails, and some other HTML email.
Currently the entire text of the script should be removed, not just 
commented out. Is this not working? With your example, I get the HTML 
without the <script> tags nor the content.


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