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

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Thu Sep 3 20:07:18 IST 2009

Robert Lopez wrote:
> Thanks Kevin.  So I should be concerned I will sooner or later get
> complaints as this may be interfering in business. 
> At first thoughts I do not want to change the file name rule but I
> may have to white list those government agencies. 

So far I've just explained to the sender why it's a good idea for them to change their filenames.  

Guess I could add an exception to filename.rules.conf but there are .pdf exploits so I kind of hesitate to.  If you get enough flak for pushing the problem back on the source, you could create a ruleset for the particular .gov (sub)domains and add that into fileame.rules.


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