Cannot allow 'exe' files

Scott Silva ssilva at
Sat Feb 23 00:31:44 GMT 2008

on 2/21/2008 8:36 PM � spake the following:
> Charlie wrote:
>> I have just reinstalled MailScanner but it is not allowing any 
>> executable files (e.g. com, exe) to be sent *even though* I have 
>> changed the relevant configuration file 'filename.rules.conf', and am 
>> pretty sure I have successfully restarted MailScanner.
>> The error I receive back from the server is:
>> The following e-mails were found to have: Bad Filename Detected
>> (and then in the Quarantine section it says: No programs allowed)
>> The changes I did to 'filename.rules.conf' were to comment out these 
>> two lines as follows:
>> #deny   \.com$          Windows/DOS Executable
>> #deny   \.exe$          Windows/DOS Executable
>> I'm not sure what else to try.
> # Where the "file" command is installed.
> # This is used for checking the content type of files, regardless of their
> # filename.
> # To disable Filetype checking, set this value to blank.
> File Command = #/usr/bin/file
That is like doing brain surgery with a chainsaw.
That will disable "all" filetype checks.

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You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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