Password protected zips into quarantine by ruleset

Jerry Benton jerry.benton at
Fri Jun 13 12:23:24 IST 2014

I created a sample in the Mailborder GUI. This is what the MailScanner output looks like:

Allow Password-Protected Archives = %rules-dir%/pid6.rules

And the contents of pid6.rules:

# Built by Mailborder Systems
# Build Time: Fri, 13 Jun 14 13:19:27 +0200
# Mailborder version: 4.1.2 build: 1

# Custom object processing rules
From:	support at	yes

# Domain processing rules
FromOrTo:	no

# Default for unmatched objects
FromOrTo:	default	no

Jerry Benton

On Jun 13, 2014, at 12:38 PM, Stef Morrell <stef at> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I'm struggling a bit with how MS deals with password protected zipfiles, so any of the below could be complete misinterpretation, feel free to correct my ignorance!
> It seems to me that MS detects password protected zips by means of being informed by the virus scanner and then treating it as a virus, using the special keyword Zip-Password in various MailScanner.conf settings.
> And then there is the 
> Allow Password-Protected Archives = <yes/no>
> setting.
> Somewhere in all this I would like to be able to have a ruleset which says for password protected zipfiles, I can allow them to pass (for users who get them all the time), quarantine (for users who get them occasionally), or default block.
> And I can't for the life of me work out how to achieve this.
> Can anyone advise?
> Thanks
> Stef 
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