[Esd-l] Problem with unmangling attachments
eric at kwantum.net
Sun Jun 2 11:03:01 PDT 2002
I have run the Sanitizer before on my mail server with no problems, but last
night I installed it again after a long hiatus (passing a few version
numbers along the way, I think). This install is giving me a problem with
mangled attachments when I view them with Outlook Express 6. First, I'll say
that the "sanitizer-unmangle.html" doc file says:
"Unmangling a mangled attachment filename is very easy. In the case of
Outlook, simply right-click on the attachment icon and select "Save as..."
from the menu that pops up. Before saving the document, edit the recommended
filename to take out the defanging text, leaving the original extension."
This is not true in my case. In Outlook Express, it shows the little
attachment icon next to the message in the Inbox. When I view the message, I
do not get an attachment icon which would allow me to click/save/rename the
attachment. A sample of what I get is listed below this message. I'm running
Redhat 7.2 on the mail server, if that helps anything. Thanks for any
The mail system has detected that the following
attachment may contain hazardous program code, is
a suspicious file type, or has a suspicious file name.
Do not trust it. Contact your system administrator immediately.
X-Content-Security: [computer] original Content-Type was
Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="AstroVideo.25811DEFANGED-exe"
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="AstroVideo.25811DEFANGED-exe"
-----END sample message (clipped for simplicity)
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