Txt file considered as program?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Jan 4 16:24:01 GMT 2008

on 1/4/2008 1:13 AM Budi Febrianto spake the following:
> Ugo Bellavance 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)
>> That is a filetype problem, not a filename...
>> Regards,
>> Ugo
> Why txt file considered as program?
> Is it CentOS problem?
Technically it would be a RedHat problem, because CentOS doesn't change the 
magic file that RedHat ships. But many other distros would also hit some of 
these. Those magic definitions are very old, and from a time when e-mail was 
less in use.
Does anybody have a link to a better magic file?

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