4.61.7-2 - Attachments get zipped = message body disappears

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Jul 11 15:07:12 IST 2007

Ken A wrote:
> Martin.Hepworth wrote:
>> Ken
>> Trouble is some MUA's put html based messages as attachments....or can
>> do if they are configured that way..
> I might be missing something, but if MailScanner only zips where 
> filename or filetype matches a list, then this wouldn't be a problem.
> It could also ! match .htm? or winmail.dat or whatever that evil 
> attachment name is.
> Ken
Can someone send me a message including this problem please!

Easiest way to get it to me might be to make the message sendmail queue 
files into a zip and put that on a website somewhere, and email me the 
URL. Then I can take a look at trying to come up with a workaround.

Many thanks,
>> -- 
>> Martin Hepworth
>> Snr Systems Administrator
>> Solid State Logic
>> Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
>>> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Ken A
>>> Sent: 11 July 2007 14:22
>>> To: MailScanner discussion
>>> Subject: Re: 4.61.7-2 - Attachments get zipped = message body
>> disappears
>>> Nigel Kendrick wrote:
>>>>> Subject: RE: 4.61.7-2 - Attachments get zipped = message body
>>> disappears
>>>>> This is a side effect for users where the email message is actually
>> an
>>>>> attachment and not in the normal message body....I've had fun with
>> this
>>>>> as well..
>>>> I upgraded 3 mail servers at the same time last week and I have just
>>> sent
>>>> another test message with attachment to my Googlemail account via a
>>>> different server and this message has made it in one piece.
>>>> What's the best way to approach this!?
>>>> Ta
>>> Seems like it would be nice to be able to specify which type of
>>> attachments to zip.. (doc|xls|pdf|tiff).. etc.
>>> Ken
>>> -- 
>>> Ken Anderson
>>> Pacific.Net
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