Re: How to restrict users from email files from restricted folder
From: Miha Pihler (mihap-news_at_atlantis.si)
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 16:48:38 +0200
Security through obscurity is not a very good security. Yes, you can block
PDF files on your SMTP... but then users will e.g. use hotmail account to
upload and send out PDF files.
"Chris Manning" <ChrisManning@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> If users don't send a lot of PDF files in your company, you could block
> PDF files in your email filter, this will not allow the user to send your
> Or you could simply deny all users write, modify rights to that folder,
> equip them all with acrobate reader, so that they can't save it to their
> desktop. Hopefully that will slow them in their tracks. Or better yet,
> give everyone strictly read only rights, and hide the folder from
> everyone, then just create a shortcut directly to the file and place it on
> their desktops or by other means. That will make sure they don't even know
> where it is.
> "Ricky" wrote:
>> I'm still on Windows 2000. Any solutions for this
>> platform ? Just need to prevent to users from attaching
>> any files from the mentioned folder to be sent as email.
>> Adobe acrobat security would only allow me to protect the
>> files from being modified, cut or print but users can
>> still email it as attachment files ! Any advise on this ?
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Hi, well, yes it is possible but it is not something that
>> is easily
>> >achieved. You would need to implement the technology
>> called Windows rights
>> >"Ricky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>> >> Hi,
>> >> I've a folder containing PDF files which only allows the
>> >> users to view it (Used adobe security settings to
>> >> changes and printing). Is there a way I can prevent the
>> >> users from emailing these files from the folder as
>> >> attachments ? Any advise would be most appreciated.