Password-protected Archvies aren't saved?

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Sep 4 09:08:23 IST 2009

On 04/09/2009 08:29, Martin Hepworth wrote:
> 2009/9/3 Henry Kwan <lists at <mailto:lists at>>
>     Hi,
>     I was testing my MailScanner config (delivers to Exchange 2007 on
>     the backend)
>     and noticed that whenever I send a password protected archive,
>     MailScanner
>     detects it and sends me a "The following e-mails were found to
>     have: Other Bad
>     Content Detected : Password-protected Archive Detected" message
>     with the headers
>     but then doesn't quarantine the file or make it available for
>     recovery.
>     Is there a way to recover the archive once MailScanner detects it
>     or is is gone
>     forever?
>     Thanks.
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> Henry
> check your "Quarantine Silent Viruses"  and "Maximum Archive 
> Depth"settings in MailScanner.conf.*
> *I'd also check if you archive all email then the email will be in 
> there too.
> **
Also, to make it keep the Password-Protected Archives in future, you 
might want to read the comments above the "Silent Viruses" and 
"Non-Forging Viruses" settings as well, and possibly add "Zip-Password" 
to the "Non-Forging Viruses" list.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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