killing virus e-mails with file types
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As Martin Pitt mentioned here, you can filter on the file types of
attachments to e-mails to eliminate the "Microsoft Upgrade" e-mail
I do it in an even simpler way (keep in mind I don't really have bandwidth
limitations). I have my mail filter (kmail) set up so it trashes any mail
message with the string ".exe", ".pif", ".bat", or ".scr".
I also eliminate messages containing ".com", but in those messages, I
that they _don't_ contain "http" to prevent killing messages because of a
I guess I could see why someone who developed in windows might be getting
.bat or .scr files (I assume .scr is an extension for windows scripts?).
However, I find it hard to think of legitimate reasons for someone to send
me an executable file. Any legit executable is going to be bigger than
most people are going to want to receive via e-mail anyway. That's what
the web is for.
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