Problem with HTML disarm

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Jan 25 17:27:07 GMT 2008

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shuttlebox wrote:
> On Dec 26, 2007 10:48 PM, Julian Field <MailScanner at> wrote:
>>> 3) Comment out scripts in HTML emails, and some other HTML email.
>> Currently the entire text of the script should be removed, not just
>> commented out. Is this not working? With your example, I get the HTML
>> without the <script> tags nor the content.
> I totally forgot about this one. In our case everything between the
> script tags was still there displayed as text by some viewers.
> Nortel changed their firmware, I guess they stopped inserting that
> code, and the problem is gone for us. I think that Nortel had a valid
> point about how MailScanner is doing the disarming (not HTML
> compliant?)
They've never contacted me about it. I don't really see what's wrong 
with removing everything between the <script> and </script> tags, 
personally. Seems to do what most people want.
>  but on the other hand no one else seems to have been hit
> with it which is strange. If I knew Perl better I would look into it
> myself but I'm next to useless at it I'm afraid. :-(
Yes, I've never had any complaints from anyone about it causing any 


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