Re: [hypermail] Suggestion: another level for filtering attachments

From: Ashley M. Kirchner <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 07:52:39 -0600
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>Jose Kahan writes:
>>Some thoughts...
>>Besides filtering mail by MIME types (option ignore_types), it
>>would be useful if we could filter them by suffix or name.
>>This way, even if you allow application/octet, you could avoid
>>having .pif files or other such files used by virii.

    While I don't mind this ability, I do question it though. Is this really hypermail's responsibility? There are so many other applications out there that are tied into a machine's MTA, or are before the LDA, should hypermail become one of them as well? Next we're going to want it to filter spam as well? Personally, I always saw hypermail for what it was, an email to html archiver. It takes what you feed it and creates html files for you. Why should it have any interaction with the MTA or LDA? That's what things like SpamAssassin, MIMEDefang, Stripmime, procmail, and the like are for.

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