Betr.: Re: Problems with office files being wrongfully blocked

Arjan Melein Amelein at
Mon Mar 1 16:02:23 GMT 2010

>>> Op 1-3-2010 om 16:10 is door Julian Field <MailScanner at>

> And what does the "file" command say (without the "-i") ?

Replaced characters with x and numbers with # for confidentiality reasons as it contained personal info.

xxxxx##.x## xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx ## xxx.doc: CDF V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 5.1, Code page: 1252, Title: xxxxxxxxxxx xxx xxxxx xxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Subject: xxxxxxxxxxx xxx xxxxx xxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Author: x. xxxxxxxx, Keywords: NL, Comments: xxxxxxxxxxx, Template:, Last Saved By: x. xxxxxxxx, Revision Number: 1, Name of Creating Application: Microsoft Office Word, Total Editing Time: 15:00, Last Printed: Mon Sep 24 10:53:00 2001, Create Time/Date: Sun Jan 31 13:23:00 2010, Last Saved Time/Date: Sun Jan 31 13:39:00 2010, Number of Pages: 1, Number of Words: 993, Number of Characters: 6172, Security: 0

> MailScanner can and will use both, and you probably have rules that use 
> both of them (in different rules) too.
>> I'm not sure how to go about debugging this, it does not do it with every 
> file but it is consistent with blocking whatever file got initially blocked, 
> so it's not just a glitch.
> Jules

I'm basically using the default rules that came with it with only a minor adjustment so it would reject media files as well(which it does).


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