[Mailman-Users] Stripping an Attachment?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Jul 29 16:43:26 CEST 2005

Larry Rosenman wrote:

>We have a list set up with a 4000K size limit, and just the bad Microsoft
>Extensions in the list
>Of bad ones, not including the .DOC extension this user used.
>Why would mailman strip the .DOC?

Content filtering does not strip based on filename extension. It strips
based on mime content type. Just because a file is named *.doc doesn't
mean a sender's MUA gives it a content type of application/msword when
attaching it to a mail message.

Also, see Brad's suggestion in another reply that you might be
scrubbing attachments from regular deliveries.

>I have a PDF of the contentfilter page, but this list won't let me post it,
>I can send to anyone that
>Want/needs to see it.

Why not just copy and paste the contents of the filter_mime_types and
pass_mime_types boxes into a text post?

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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