Filename/-type Checking

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at
Tue Jan 5 21:16:02 GMT 2010

Le 2010-01-05 08:53, Marco Rebsamen a écrit :
> Hi
> I got troubles with this filename/-type checking.
> What I want is, that simple .exe or .dll files are not delivered. But 
> If I put them into a ZIP or RAR file they should pass.
> I tried setting the path to the rar and gzip commands to “empty”, I 
> tried setting the filetype “executable” in the rules file to allowed…. 
> Useless, I can’t send my mail.
> Can somebody tell me how to configure MailScanner like that ?
> Thank you

Look at:
# The maximum depth to which zip archives, rar archives and Microsoft Office
# documents will be unpacked, to allow for checking filenames and filetypes
# within zip and rar archives and embedded within Office documents.
# Note: This setting does *not* affect virus scanning in archives at all.
# To disable this feature set this to 0.
# A common useful setting is this option = 0, and Allow Password-Protected
# Archives = no. That block password-protected archives but does not do
# any filename/filetype checks on the files within the archive.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Maximum Archive Depth = 0


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