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Why does cpanel block .eml extentions?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BianchiDude, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. BianchiDude

    BianchiDude Well-Known Member
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    Why does cpanel block .eml extentions?

    This seems to block legimate forwards.
     
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    look in the antivirus.exim file, there's about 4 different places that blocks this type of attachments. Look for the string $message_body matches : matches ... this list various extension that are blocked.

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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.
     
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    Filter

    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.
     
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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.
     
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    But if you remove that, will the next cPanel update overwrite them?
     
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