On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 08:48:51PM +1000, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote: > > Frankly, it would be good if someone would add to the useful procmail > > recipes a filter to remove any executable attachments from an email > > outright or mark them as spam or delete them or something. NOBODY should > > be emailing an executable. A zip maybe, an image okay. An executable, > > particularly a win32 executable is almost guaranteed to be a virus. > > There is a filter available for exim which, when installed, will simply > bounce any emails with attachments with dodgy looking extensions. It even > gives a helpful message about putting it in a zip file instead. Very cool. (But I'll need to apply magic to it I think, as I use postfix myself - but most of Debian uses exim by default so this is perfect!) > It also kills those Seven Dwarves emails. It certainly cut the crap > around here. > > ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/filter/system_filter.exim > > After that you need to check the viruses in documents and stuff. If clamav > can do that, we're all set to roll out push-of-a-button virus-filter debian > machines :). Yeah, I'd like to see this specifically (along with a brief set of idiot instructions for installing it) in README.Debian for exim, if it's not already there. (Maintainer Cc'd..) I'll have to see if I can turn some of it into procmail or some filter I can apply to postfix, and I'll be sure to let everyone know (especially postfix maintainer, upstream and the procmail-lib maintainer) what I come up with when I come up with something, as appropriate. I must compliment exim for its filter syntax, very simple and very effective. I prefer postfix which is IMO a little nicer in the config file department, and you can't beat the postfix debconf config, but postfix does not have anything as nice as exim's filters for user mail filtering - you generally rely on procmail or mailagent which are both powerful but difficult to use for newbies. -- Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> glDisable (DX8_CRAP); Now I can finally explain to everyone why I do this. I just got $7 worth of free stuff for working on Debian !
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