Why does cpanel block .eml extentions?

BianchiDude

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Why does cpanel block .eml extentions?

This seems to block legimate forwards.
 

SageBrian

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I think it's a hold-over from protecting against Outlook/OE security holes.

Same goes for .bmp files, which was a quick temporary fix when there was an outbreak.
 

k1k

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Hello,

There is something called system_filter in your MTA(mail transfer agent) configuration. There are many rules in it. Some of them prevent the sending of attached files with different extensions .exe, .eml, .dat .....

The best choice is to edit this system_filter or even to remove it from you exim configuration.
 

GCIS

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If you remove .eml files from the extention deny list, make sure you force SpamAssassin to scan them. A lot of spam comes in as an .eml attachment, so scanning these attachments is necessary to keep spam at bay.