Executable vs Binary

Jerry Benton jerry.benton at mailborder.com
Thu Apr 16 19:45:42 UTC 2015

Has anyone dealt with this? I can’t decide if I should mod the source or just change the configs:

- Microsoft document comes through with some sort of dat file embedded. While MS see that dat file as text/plain, the character set is binary, so it nails it as an executable. 
- Allowing executables will allow the file. 

So, there’s the rub. Under the current code we have to allow executables for these “newer” types of Microsoft documents to get through. This isn’t restricted to just Microsoft. There are several other file formats that make MailScanner fire on this.


Jerry Benton

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