filename.rules.conf - .bmp

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Fri Jun 27 21:27:34 IST 2008

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> My boss has just nattered at me because he tried to send along to a
> third party a .bmp file sent to *him* by his attorney.
> Brushing aside for the moment all the obvious questions like "why
> would 
> an attorney be sending out a .bmp file?", we're left with "if
> MailScanner is intercepting this filetype on the way *out* of our
> mail system, why isn't it intercepting it on the way *in*, too?"
> Is that really direction sensitive?

I don't think it normally cares, but you can configure direction
specific rule sets.  Maybe your predecessor got it backwards or
whitelisted it for inbound?

Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
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