False Positive, How do I resolve this?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Apr 4 22:54:29 IST 2008

Matt Kettler wrote:
> Rose, Bobby wrote:
>> Password protect zip unless you are blocking that.
> That shouldn't matter either. It might stop it, but it shouldn't.
> You can still read the filenames of a password protected zipfile 
> without the password, so there's no technical reason why MailScanner 
> can't still apply filename rules to encrypted zipfiles.
And indeed it does. You can even switch it on and off, of course :-)
Straight out of MailScanner.conf:

# Normally, you can still get the filenames out of a password-protected
# archive, despite the encryption. So by default filename checks are still
# done on these files. However, some people want to suppress this checking
# as they allow a few people to receive password-protected archives that
# contain things such as .exe's as part of their business needs. This option
# can be used to suppress filename checks inside password-protected 
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Check Filenames In Password-Protected Archives = yes


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