Re: How to restrict users from email files from restricted folder

From: Miha Pihler (
Date: 06/14/04

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" <> 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
> files.
> 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:
>> Hi,
>> 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
>> >management...
>> >
>> >
>> ghtsmgmt/default.mspx
>> >
>> >Mike
>> >
>> >"Ricky" <> wrote in
>> message
>> >news:1bdeb01c451c2$f1af4f80$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> I've a folder containing PDF files which only allows the
>> >> users to view it (Used adobe security settings to
>> prevent
>> >> 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.
>> Thanks.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >

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