unable to process certain attachments

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue May 6 19:52:45 IST 2008

Dominik L. Borkowski wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 May 2008 11:47:13 Julian Field wrote:
>> Download the very latest version of 4.69.9-3 and you will find this
>> problem has gone away.
> Yep, that fixed it. Thank you for the prompt response.
>> A docx file is actually a zip file containing all the bits that make up
>> the document, so MailScanner has unpacked it like any other zip file.
>> All the OleNative files are the embedded files extracted from the OLE
>> document structure which can be used in there.
> That would explain it, we actually assumed it was a regular .doc file based on 
> the extension, rather than further analysis.
> Thanks again,
> sincerely
Any chance you could send me a copy of the docx file that was causing 
the "Negative" error message please? Either in an email (off-list) or 
put it on a http site somewhere and send me the URL. I would like to see 
what's exactly wrong with my code that pulls out the OleNative objects. 
There's clearly some more bits to the format that my code doesn't quite 

The current code works okay, but clearly doesn't manage to extract all 
the files it could. So it could be further improved.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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