AW: Allowing xls files

Ehle, Roland roland at
Thu Sep 25 17:01:55 IST 2008

Hi Mauricio,

Excel files are allowed by default. The only reason I can imagine, why an excel file could be blocked by MailScanner is the filename. Users tend to name their files in strange ways like invoice.2008.08.23.xls which will be blocked by MailScanner due the rule, which blocks filenames with double file extensions (Hint: look for Deny all other double file extensions in your filename.rules.conf)

Files might be blocked too, if you have spaces in the filename.


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] Im Auftrag von Mauricio Tavares
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 25. September 2008 16:52
> An: MailScanner discussion
> Betreff: Allowing xls files
> 	I would like to configure my mailscanner install such that it
> allows
> (unfortunately it has to until I am able to teach people to just zip
> the
> file) .xls files, which is seems not to right now. I checked in
> /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.conf and could not find the entry
> responsible for that. Could anyone point me out to what I am not
> seeing?
>   Thanks!
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