[Mimedefang] Why does MIMEDefang strip .VCFs

Cormack, Ken Ken.Cormack at roadway.com
Fri Feb 10 09:17:48 EST 2006

You're right, David...

I compared my list of forbiddeen filename extensions to the one in the
sample filter.  My list has grown over time, and I see that .vcf's were
added to our filter by our information security group a few years ago, when
they added most of the list of extensions that MS considers directly


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Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Why does MIMEDefang strip .VCFs

Cormack, Ken wrote:

> I have a user complaining about the fact that MIMEDefang strips .vcf's
> emails, and I'm not sure what answer to give.  Are .vcf's a vector for
> kind of attack?  Or is there a knowledgebase article somewhere that
> describes problems with allowing .vcfs in emails?

The sample filter doesn't strip .VCF files.  This must be something you've

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