Blocking emails with dangerous attachments

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Apr 5 17:29:20 IST 2011

on 4/5/2011 2:45 AM Richard Coombe spake the following:
> 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
Aren't they getting caught as viruses? THen they would fall under the "still
deliver silent viruses" area.

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