MS Doesn't completely block spam with faulty attachments
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Thu Sep 1 15:34:16 IST 2011
He's probably switched on some "Notify Senders" options. Bad idea :-(
On 01/09/2011 12:32, Martin Hepworth wrote:
> what version of MS?
> I never inform the sender of junk as you end up with fake messages
> sent out.
> Martin Hepworth
> Oxford, UK
> On 1 September 2011 08:17, Joolee <mailscanner at joolee.nl
> <mailto:mailscanner at joolee.nl>> wrote:
> Hallo Everybody,
> I've experienced a small flood of virus E-mails. These E-mails
> (subj.: "ACH Payment *random number* Canceled") contain
> attachments named like: "report_082011-65.pdf.exe"
> They obviously get blocked by the "no executables" and "No double
> file extensions" rules. The problem is that after blocking them,
> an automated E-mail is send to the original recipient and the
> (faked) sender of the message, informing them of the blocked
> Had the E-mails been processed further, they would've probably hit
> the virusscanner (not tested) or spamassassin (gives a score of 27
> when tested) and the E-mail would've silently been discarded as a
> virus / spam / phishing.
> Is it possible to let the MailScanner continue it's processing
> when hitting the file name rules and / or running the filename
> rule at a later time?
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