Sophos and encrypted files

Mark Sapiro mark at
Tue Nov 19 19:01:52 UTC 2019

On 11/19/19 10:12 AM, Danita Zanre wrote:
> Mail has been flowing here fairly well, but I'm having a lot of trouble
> with encrypted files (password protected PDFs, xlsx files etc) being
> blocked.  I can allow specific senders in the virus.scanning.rules.  Is
> there a way for me to bypass specific types of encrypted files for
> specific recipients?  I'm not finding that!

You can create rule sets for "Allow Password-Protected Archives", "Allow
Filenames" and/or "Allow Filetypes". Some combination of these may allow
you to do what you want.

Mark Sapiro <mark at>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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