Allowing xls files

Jerry gesbbb at
Thu Sep 25 21:26:23 IST 2008

On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 18:01:55 +0200
"Ehle, Roland" <roland at> wrote:

> 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)

I don't think that naming convention is so strange. The only thing
different is that I would have named the file: invoice-2008.08.23.xls
instead. Unfortunately, a colon ':' is not an acceptable character for
a file name under Windows.

gesbbb at

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