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RE: Anybody patching Sendmail to filter _attachments_?

  • From: Roeland Meyer (E-mail)
  • Date: Mon May 08 15:31:42 2000

The problem with the new filter API (thanks for leting me know about this guys) is that it requires a full-scale sendmail (to 8.10) upgrade for most of us. Check my headers, I'm at 8.9.3 and I don't see many others newer than that. These are production mail hubs and willy-nilly upgrades aren't allowed there (we just got to 8.9.3, last month), too many potential side-effects (not to mention the lack of full dox).

So far, the procmail approach seems the most generic. However, we have to do it on a "per domain" basis, like JD.

> J.D. Falk
> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 10:35 AM
> On 05/08/00, Bill Woodcock <> wrote: 
> > opposed to just by subject line?  We're getting a lot 
> of requests
> > from customers that we MX for to just throw away either all 
> attachments or
> > any .vbs visual basic attachments.  Obviously the 
> Sendmail-Inc.-approved
> > fix is subject-line based, which doesn't take care of that.
> > 
> > Anybody else working on this already?
> 	I've seen a fix for exim (check the exim-users archives), but
> 	haven't seen anyone try to adapt it to sendmail yet.  I think
> 	maybe the new filter API might come in handy here.

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