[Mimedefang] Unintended consequences

Ben Poliakoff benp at reed.edu
Wed Dec 27 14:55:48 EST 2006

* David F. Skoll <dfs at roaringpenguin.com> [20061227 11:27]:
> Philip Prindeville wrote:
> > Would it make more sense to suppress this test if the
> > attachment type's Mime info doesn't suggest it's dangerous?
> No, because Windows sometimes ignores the MIME type and goes by
> filename.  It's a lose-lose situation.

Yes, it's a lose-lose situation.  

I see this issue fairly frequently at my site.  Many of our users have
their mailers set to forward messages as attachments.  The most common
victims are electronic receipts (i.e.  "Your Order with Amazon.com").
I'd love to figure out a safe workaround.


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