Re: killing virus e-mails with file types
> 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".
That's good method I think, unless someone sends you .exe which you
want to receive :)
> .bat or .scr files (I assume .scr is an extension for windows scripts?).
.scr is an extension of Screensaver, but because that's normal executable,
it can contain a trojan horse, or other dangerous content.
> However, I find it hard to think of legitimate reasons for someone to send
> me an executable file.
However, even if someone wants to send an executable, he can just
pack it with zip/gzip/whatever.