Office 2007 is a problem for me.

Jethro R Binks jethro.binks at
Tue Mar 17 23:37:56 GMT 2009

On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, Zate Berg wrote:

> MailScanner is working wonderfully, except for Office 2007 files.  I 
> find that a lot of these files contain other blocked file contents, and 
> are treated just like any other archive.  Has anyone found a way to deal 
> with these types of files without having to white list extensions that 
> are known to be bad?  I'd rather not have to allow *.bin , *.wmf or 
> *.dat files through my mailscanner.

(Earlier I started a related thread, "Blocking of WMF").

I have often thought that it would useful for MailScanner to have some 
context when applying the filename rules, to give some flexibility.  So 
for example it might permit all or certain .wmf if it knows it has found 
them while digging around in an Office 2007 zip doc.  Perhaps another 
field in filename.rules.conf that is a list of context matches 
('zip,msofficezip'), with a default of "all contexts".


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Jethro R Binks
Computing Officer, IT Services, University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

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