[ExchangeList] Re: file filtering best practice?

  • From: "Maglinger, Paul" <PMAGLINGER@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 07:35:18 -0500

Okay, Mr. Hitchcock...  I'll just sit back suspensed and wait... :-)

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John T (Lists)
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 19:00
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: file filtering best practice?



Nope. It is software that was originally designed to work with a
particular email server, but is now growing and expanding. A gateway
version of this will be available very soon. It is called
(namewithheldfornow) and was originally designed from the ground up to
work with an email server to filter and catch viruses and spam before
McCrappy or Symanopoly even thought of specific products for email
servers.

 

The creator and founder of (namewithheldfornow) is known to many of you,
but you just don't know it, even though many of you (as I do) use his
free tools to test DNS configurations and settings all the time.

 

Why am I withholding the name? I like suspense and hope to build
curiosity for them. When I used to drive trucks, they didn't call me the
mad Russian for nothing.

 

;-)>

 

John T

eServices For You

 

"Seek, and ye shall find!"

 

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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Maglinger, Paul
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:27 PM
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Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: file filtering best practice?

 

Homegrown, John?

 

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John T (Lists)
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:34
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: file filtering best practice?

We use software that bans attachments not only based upon the file
extensions, but also the file extension of the file within a zip or
other archive file. Therefore, we can allow zip files but still ban zip
files which contain executables or other potentially malicious file
types.

 

John T

eServices For You

 

"Seek, and ye shall find!"

 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Arnold, Jamie
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:31 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Exchange2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] file filtering best practice?

 

In dealing with zip files specifically, I'm wondering what is considered
the "best practice"?  We simply remove the file at our edge proxy, but
have been getting a little flack from a few users.  Our data shows that
nearly 94% of the .zip files that come in via email are infected so I'm
not likely to be convinced to allow them through.

What say you?

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