BAD FILENAME DETECTED: something.[common-extension].pdf

Robert Lopez rlopezcnm at
Thu Sep 3 19:18:41 IST 2009

In watching all the BAD FILENAME DETECTED emails MailScanner sends to
Postmaster ( Doing a wonderful job! ) I have noticed a lot of files
that have that last ".pdf" after ".doc", ".docx", ".xls", etc.

What is bothering me there are so many coming from US government agencies.

Is there any chance some applications used by government agencies
actually produce files named like these?

Robert Lopez
Unix Systems Administrator
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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