Re: Attachment questions

From: John Elsbury (
Date: 01/08/03

From: (John Elsbury)
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 02:54:01 GMT

On Tue, 7 Jan 2003 15:27:07 -0000, "Dan Cardno"
<> wrote:

>Perhaps someone here can help, I have two questions if that's ok...
>On my network I have a 'Server' which runs Norton Antivirus 2002 and Norton
>Internet Security 2002. On top of this sits a proxy server [602pro] which I
>use to deliver my mail.

>Given the software I'm using, is it possible to block all emails that come
>in with a .SCR file attachment?

Not so far as I can see. You might try something like mailwasher and
see if you can create a rule which looks for attachments named *.scr
and flags the message for deletion. I should point out that what
you probably **really** want is the ability to block executable and
other risky attachment types (quite a long list, including.scr) and
especially attachments with double suffices (e.g.
something.jpg.scr/bat/exe/<etc>) which are almost certainly
virus-generated. This could mean looking at mime types as well as
actual attachment names. I don't know of any home-user level
software which will do that, although industrial strength commercial
content management software does: but you could always (register
then) ask the author of Mailwasher if he could add it as a feature -
he seems very amenable to enhancement requests... in fact, I will
suggest it myself.

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