How does mailscanner handle spanned archives?

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at
Tue Dec 9 22:20:17 GMT 2008

Nested too deeply means just that. Either a zip file more than 2  
archives deep, or an Office 2007 file that gets understood as such.

On Dec 9, 2008, at 4:59 PM, Jeff Mills wrote:

> Is MailScanner able to handle spanned archives?
> I've got a client who has had an attachment removed with the message:
> "Message contained archive nested too deeply"
> The subject of the email is this:
> Subject: {Dangerous Content?} National Team Update Conference Call  
> Email
> 1 of 3
> The subject makes me think that perhaps a spanned zip has been used,  
> but
> does MailScanner blanket reject spanned zips, or can it handle them
> okay?
> I guess it is not able to check the contents of spanned zips because  
> it
> doesn't have all the parts at the same time, but is this the message  
> we
> would see?
> My archive depth setting was 2. I have changed this to 3, just in case
> they had zips inside zips.
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