Blocking emails with dangerous attachments

Richard Coombe richard.coombe at
Tue Apr 5 16:47:50 IST 2011

> From: mailscanner-bounces at On Behalf Of Randal, Phil
> Sent: 05 April 2011 15:51
> The other thing is to use the Sanesecurity patterns for ClamAV.

Hi Folks,

I've installed the Sanesecutiy signatures, all is now good. Thanks!

IT Manager, Taff Housing Association

> 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.

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