Different rules for files within archives
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Fri Mar 27 15:36:48 GMT 2009
This is turning into a very major job, requiring many changes throughout
the whole of MailScanner, as the original design was never intended to
be able to do this.
However, I am working on it.
The intention is that you will have totally separate settings for
Allow File MIME Types
Deny File MIME Types
for archived and non-archived attachments.
You will also be able to specify what you consider to be an "archived"
attachment, be it a file in a zip attachment, a rar attachment, an OLE
attachment (Word doc, for example), a UU-encoded attachment and a TNEF
All these settings will be on a per-message basis and so will take
rulesets, allowing different clients to have totally different rules for
That's the aim. I'm over half way through the implementation now, but
none of it has been tested yet. There's going to be a fair bit of
debugging required, I guarantee that. So beta-testers, on your blocks
Hopefully this will keep you all happy for a little while ;-)
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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