MailScanner: Message contained password-protected archive

Kevin Miller kevin.miller at
Wed Oct 4 19:44:05 UTC 2017

In your conf file, set this:
  Allow Password-Protected Archives = %rules-dir%/zip.whitelist.rules

In your rules dir, create a zip.whitelist.rules file and edit it thus:

# This is the whitelist for folks needing to                                                                                                                             
# send password protected archives, which are                                                                                                                            
# disallowed in general.                                                                                                                                                 
From:           *                       yes                                                                                                              
From:           *                       yes                                                                                                              
FromOrTo:       someone at            yes                                                                                                              
FromOrTo:       default                                 no

Kevin Miller
Network/email Administrator, CBJ MIS Dept.
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 586-0242, Fax: (907) 586-4588 Registered Linux User No: 307357

From: MailScanner [ at] On Behalf Of Mark Meelhuysen
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:55 AM
To: MailScanner Discussion
Subject: MailScanner: Message contained password-protected archive

Hello all,

I received a message containing a password-protected archive.
I added the sender tot he whitelist, but the archive is still being blocked.
Can anyone advise me on how to deal with this? I would like to be able to receive password protected archives from this particular sender.

Thank you in advance,


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