Wrong MPEG movie detection (for e-mails written in czech language)

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Sat Jun 16 02:27:17 IST 2007

>> On 6/15/07, Petr Zeman <zeman at juli.cz> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> after MailScanner upgrade from old old version to 4.61.2 have problem. I
>>> found too much e-mails marked as "MailScanner: No MPEG movies allowed".
>>> After "little" analysis i found this: when e-mail begin with "V�en�
>>> pane" (english equivalent "Dear Sir") in ISO-8859-2 encoding, is
>>> detected as MPEG video. Is possibe to make in the future better MPEG
>>> detection ?

Maybe have all of your users write their mail in English only for now,
until this gets sorted out.


Just kidding, of course. :-)

Like others say, the file format is inherently not "unique" enough,
and normally I would not suggest modifying a system-level utility like
"file" but your case is problematic enough that you may have to do so.


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