Different rules for files within archives

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Mar 28 10:00:28 GMT 2009

On 27/3/09 22:24, Scott Silva wrote:
> on 3-27-2009 8:36 AM Julian Field spake the following:
>> 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
>>      Filename Rules
>>      Filetype Rules
>>      Allow Filenames
>>      Allow Filetypes
>>      Allow File MIME Types
>>      Deny Filenames
>>      Deny Filetypes
>>      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
>> (winmail.dat) attachment.
>> All these settings will be on a per-message basis and so will take
>> rulesets, allowing different clients to have totally different rules for
>> their setups.
>> 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
>> please... :-)
>> Hopefully this will keep you all happy for a little while ;-)
>> Jules
> Are you going to release a stable before all these changes, or just wait until
> they are done and tested?
That's a good idea, which hadn't occurred to me. I can still do that, as 
I haven't committed anything yet. Yes, I'll do that later today.
> Not pushing or anything, just curious.
Absolutely not, good thinking!


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