[Mimedefang] Removing attachments with special encoding in filename

James Freeman james at quru.com
Wed Jun 20 13:57:17 EDT 2018

Hi all,

Just joined the mailing list as I've installed mimedefang today and am 
just getting to grips with it. So far all is working well - ClamAV 
integration is working well, as is SpamAssassin. I am using the template 
config provided with the RPM on EPEL, with just a few minor tweaks to 
enable ClamAV support, and add to the Subject line when SPAM is detected.

I have one query about blocked attachments. I've been running this test 
suite: https://www.emailsecuritycheck.net/index.html

This sends a set of 7 e-mails which have various reasons they should be 
filtered. The first 3 pass absolutely fine, but the remaining 4 all slip 
through the net. They seem to rely on doing things like special 
character encoding in the filename - for example:

Content-Type: application/x-msdownload;
Content-Disposition: attachment;

Or even putting the attachment inline with the message.

I've been playing with the filter definitions but so far I am struggling 
to find a way to excluded these files and have the attachments removed. 
Is there a good way to deal with these kinds of tricks in e-mails with 
attachments, or a template filter config I can borrow from?

Thank you in advance,



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