Txt file considered as program?

Budi Febrianto bfebrian.mailscanner at indomino.net
Fri Jan 4 09:17:39 GMT 2008

Ricky Boone wrote:
> Budi Febrianto wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I see many emails quarantine in the mailscanner server because it have
>> attachment that considered as program, but the attachment actually txt
>> attachment.
>> MailScanner: No programs allowed (msg-27290-704.txt)
> You may want to verify the attachment is not an actual program or other
> form of executable code.  The extension may be misleading, or
> MailScanner may not be reporting the actual extension name (for example,
> leaving the message with attachments encoded in the txt file).
> I wouldn't recommend enabling programs or executables, even for just TXT
> files, unless you are absolutely sure about their origin and have
> limited the ruleset down accordingly.
The attachment is text file, I can open it from mailwatch.
I'm not sure why MailScanner detected as program.

Best Regards


Budi Febrianto
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