Blocking emails with dangerous attachments

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Tue Apr 5 14:08:59 IST 2011

check you're scanning inside zip archives - these are coming in as zip not

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK

On 5 April 2011 10:45, Richard Coombe <richard.coombe at>wrote:

> Hi,
> We're blocking all incoming exe attachments. However we're getting some
> spam/virus email with exe attachments, ("Your DHL / UPS package is ready"
> type stuff). The exe gets removed and then the rest of the message is
> delivered with an attachment warning report. This is annoying my end users
> as they're not interested in the email in any way.
> Is there a config setting to quarantine emails that have had their
> attachments stripped?
> I can only find 'Deliver Cleaned Messages' in MailScanner.conf. However I
> also have emails from other legitimate mailing lists that have URLs in them
> which get 'disarmed' and I _do_ want to deliver these message. So I don't
> think I can change this to 'no', I think I need a more fine grained
> approach.
> Am using Mailscanner with spamassassin and clamav.
> Cheers,
> Richard
> IT Manager, Taff Housing Association
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