[Esd-l] Binary file problems in sanitizer
sschoen at rheinmain.net
Fri Nov 29 03:48:01 PST 2002
On Fri, 2002-11-29 at 09:09, Peter Hanecak wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Nov 2002, Thomas Nyman wrote:
> > I have the following problem. If I send a word document from my office to
> > my home adress - with the sanitizer off - I have no problems opening the
> > file. If I run sanitizer it defangs the word document as it should, however
> > it seems that the sanitizer not only defangs, i.e make a name change on the
> > document, but it also seems to change the mime type from binary to text
> > with the result that I cant open the word document even after I change the
> > "defanged-name".
I have the same problem.
> mime type for defanged documents has been changed from
> APPLICATION/OCTET-STREAM to TEXT/PLAIN to avoid magic scanning on Windows.
> This may lead to "corrupted" documents if MUA (mail user agent) performs
> some "filtering" or other changes to attachment assuming it is text (based
> on TEXT/PLAIN mime type).
> So what you can do:
> 1) Force your MUA not to change/filter attachments.
How can one do that? Can you give an example?
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